The colour was that of a pale Portuguese Vinho Verde and the bouquet had plenty of vibrant perfumed fruits, lemon balm and spearmint. With time coconut macarons and onions caramelising in a searing hot pan appeared. This was followed by an explosion of flavours, sweet, juicy and tart like strawberry jalapeno salsa with coriander, red onions and a big hit of lime zest. Water added cinnamon tea with orange and ginger served with Chai spiced biscuits on the nose whilst to taste like a simmering sweet creamy curry gave us a sudden, exhilarating rush of clarity.
Cask: Refill hogshead Age: 12 years Date distilled: June 2006 Alcohol: 56.0% USA allocation: 60 bottles