Otago Pinot Release 4 Years Old

ABV 52%
REVIEWED Issue 189
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Brand: Cardrona Distillery
Expression: Otago Pinot Release 4 Years Old
Type: Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 52%
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Sawdust, lily of the valley, daffodil, gentian, and jasmine. Cut grass and pipe tobacco. Fresh leather and very subtle rubber and acetone (it’s pleasant). Slightly sappy. With time and water, tree bark, tarragon, and camphor.
Palate: Medium-light bodied. Apricot, liquorice, sage, water chestnut and plum sauce. Then comes candied orange, blackberry and black cherry. Some heat, but mellows with water.
Finish: Long, on orange and blackberry.
Comment: Immensely distinctive and complex. Definitely worth trying this Kiwi.
Taster   Bethany Whymark
Nose: Fresh parsley, coriander and celery tops initially. Then cream-laced porridge with spiced apple, candied pineapple, graham cracker and a little sweet bonfire smoke.
Palate: Medium bodied. Burnt sugar on a crème brûlée, and candied orange peel. Rye crackers. Roast pork and cider gravy. Then a slight rubbery note emerges.
Finish: Medium, on rye toast with orange marmalade.
Comment: This presented some deliciously intriguing flavours.
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