Extending: Cabernet Sauvignon Cask
Region: Australia Limited to 132 bottles Nose: Salty popcorn, peanuts, almonds and caramel. Then on the one hand grapes and on the other hand brandy vinegar, very special. Again and again I come back with the thoughts on the peanuts, later join chocolate and English orange marmalade. Menthol is also in the background, but it's hard to track down. Palate: Schnapspralinen with bean sprouts. Orange marmalade, nuts and various spices, the oak wood tingles and looks peppery, but without any bitterness. These are mixed with slight sulfur notes and dark fruits. Finish: Long and fruity, spicy and with clear wood aromas. The nuts come back with malt and light grass notes. What remains is an occupied mouth with associations with fruits, wood, cocoa and somehow mushrooms. Conclusion: Hui, he is really special and extraordinary. The wine barrel has given the whisky its very own style, not a simple malt. But if you want to get more complicated and take your time, you will find a pearl here. 83/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 160 €)
Thanks to Cadenhead's Berlin for the rehearsal!
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