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It is a curiosity to say the least. The spirit was distilled November 23rd 2006 from Chalice barley grown on Dunlossit Estate, Islay, and filled into a Rivesaltes wine barrique. The whisky was bottled on January 18, 2018, at 11 years of age and a massive 64.3%. But don't let that massive proof intimidate you... the spirit is soft without rough edges and drinks well with and without water! Just 270 bottles!
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: doughy, malty and very fruity; like walking into a French bakery with warm pastries and desserts fresh from the oven; jammy notes of raspberry, strawberry and boysenberry; earthy and nutty with some leather and big sweet spices and toasted oak.
Palate: buttery and fruity with rich spices and loads of velvety toasted oak; more jammy fruits, bright citrus fruits and liquid honey; some earthy-musty dunnage notes, fruit and nut chocolate and decadent spices; the barley plays a big role in this malt, round and chewy with a slightly flinty minerality; new leather.
Finish: warming and spicy with soft leather, loads of berry fruits, earthy tones and chewy malt; the finish is long, coating and drying.
With Water: with water the barley takes center stage on the nose with tart fruit; the creamy-doughy-bakery notes are toned down; the palate is more chocolatey with lovely spices, honey and fruit.
Comment: the nose and palate are warm, they would have to be at 64.3%, but the whisky is far from sharp and very drinkable neat; the whisky takes water very well, more so on the palate than the nose; this one is going to be a hit!
About Rivesaltes Wine
Rivesaltes is a type of naturally sweet, fortified wine, from the Lanquedoc-Roussillon wine region of France. It is an AOC, or "Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée". It is a "vin doux", a style of wine similar to "Muscat de Rivesaltes AOC", except the producer is not restricted to using Muscat. The wine cam be white or red and in addition to Muscat producers can also use Grenache Noir, Blanc and Gris as well as Mavoisie and Macabeu.
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