Buffalo Trace

Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 72
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Specifications
Brand: Buffalo Trace
Expression: Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years
Type: USA Whisky / Bourbon
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: USA
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense, rich and elegant. Fruity. Damson plum. A touch of redcurrant. Subtle spiciness. Getting creamier when aerated. Not the usual aromas of a bourbon.
Palate: Sweet. Does not totally release the nose promises though.
Finish: Intense, with a clean oaky tonality.
Comment: The strange tawny colour suggests a wine finish. A bourbon dressed in unusual clothes.
7.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Glows in the glass. Dark fruits and creme brulee. Lots of polished oak, some pine and coconut, menthol and liqueur chocolates.
Palate: Heavily structured. Very tight and not allowing the spirit to speak. Any flavour has been replaced by grip.
Finish: Tannic.
Comment: Great nose but disappointing palate. It's not as simple as 'what's the right age',but at what point has the cask done its job. This has gone too far.
6.5
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Buffalo Trace Distillery, 1001 Wilkinson Boulevard, PO Box 619, Frankfort, KY, Kentucky, USA
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