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.
Cabernet Franc Aged After 8 Years
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
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 Any flavour has been replaced by grip.
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.
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.
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