Solist, Manzanilla Sherry Cask

ABV 58.6%
REVIEWED Issue 154
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Brand: Kavalan
Expression: Solist, Manzanilla Sherry Cask
Type: Taiwan Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 58.6%
Country/Region: Taiwan
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 154
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Toasted marshmallow and milk chocolate. Golden syrup, waffles and vanilla ice cream, then more of a sherry edge starts to grip. Raisins and plums.
Palate: Dark and rich fruits compote, then the sherry comes through again. Black treacle, dark honey and cider poached apricots. Chilli honey. Smoked black tea with cinder toffee.
Finish: Mouth puckering tannins. Short with a huge hit of chocolate coated raisins.
Comment: Boom, sherry bomb heaven. A little water lengthens the notes but really is an ode to the love of sherry.
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Bosh! Here they are. Rich caramel, golden syrup – it just promises so much richness.
Palate: Palate: Interestingly herbal initially. Coriander. This is punchy and rather than ending up like a curry it moves into vanilla and the remnants of a freshly pressed coffee. Ripe red berries. Develops into a savoury, herbal smoke.
Finish: Long, but balanced. Starts with herbal but finishes with a rich maraschino cherry sweetness.
Comment: Great variety. Well balanced and packs a punch.
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