A beautifully balanced Highlander. Serious, reliable, pleasantly displaying a good array of flavours. Maybe the wine cask has imparted more intensity.
Cote d'or Burgundy Wood Cask
No age statement
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Intense, balsamic. Pine needle. Dry Sylvester herbs. Pear nectar. Honeycomb.
Palate: Bitter/sweet. Crushed hazelnuts, touch of liquorice. A dry and clean freshness.
Finish: Clean and fresh with a pleasant spicy bite.
Comment: A beautifully balanced Highlander. Serious, reliable, pleasantly displaying a good array of flavours. Maybe the wine cask has imparted more intensity.
Nose: Initial toffee with spicy pungency, settles down with chocolate, crème brûlée and fruitcake.
Palate: Soft, silky with a subtle range of sweet crème brûlée, poached fruit, citrus freshness, before butterscotch and light cappuccino creamyness with underlying spicy oak.
Finish: Poached fruit and caramel sauce lead to distinct maltiness.
Comment: Opens up with a measured pace, but also takes some unexpected turns.
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