Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Cask

ABV 55.2%
REVIEWED Issue 173
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Expression: Hearts & Crafts Sauternes Cask
Type: England Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 55.2%
Country/Region: England
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Led by cloudy apple and raspberry juice, lime zest and white grape. Next comes white chocolate, toffee popcorn and strawberry laces. There’s allspice and ginger, with some melon sweetness.
Palate: Instantly fruity, almost wine-like. Dehydrated apples and candied ginger, honeycomb and fondant. Subtle tannin adds structure. Later on comes some lingering nuttiness — peanuts and some cashews.
Finish: Sweet and full. Fades to red apple skin.
Comment: Very well put together, this one.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Initially a veritable red fruit salad, raspberries, strawberries, red apples and a tang of redcurrants too. Underneath there is a layer of spice, cloves, crystallised ginger and toasted chilli flakes.
Palate: Waves of flavour come through, starting with the fruit sweetness before the spices and oak start to take over. There’s chilli heat towards the end, then a spoonful of honey.
Finish: Chilli spice and honey all the way. A little cashew nut too.
Comment: A nice balance of that sweet fruit and savoury.
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