More and more Kavalan seems to impress me. I’m definitely developing a weak spot for this distillery.
Wow this is a big nose for just 40%! What a big tasty bomb! A little time and hand warmth makes this one explode inside the glass. Incredibly thick nose with loads and loads of flavors. The port cask finish really did it’s job and left a clear mark. It is both youthful and mature. Dried plumbs, sweet apple and red grapes. Dried spices and sawdust. Simply lovely.
Again a thick and full flavored body! Insane if you remind this being just 40%. ABV. Lots of dark flavors here. Again dried fruits but also quite some dark chocolate and stuffed bonbon’s. Lovely and very palatable!
The finish is very long! A bit tart but still within limits. Lovely oak flavors like in oak shavings charcoal and sawdust.
This is a clear buy recommendation!