Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2016

Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2016 *Tasting notes taken indoor.   Colour: Deep Salmon Nose: Strawberry, raspberry, floral, touch of meatiness, light thyme. Palate: Dry, medium body, medium acidity. Strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb, savoury herbs. Finish: Medium finish, touch of mineral, grapefruit skin. Score:78/100   More complex than I would have expected, although I haven’t tried Rose from Costieres … Continue reading Mas des Bressades Cuvée Tradition Rosé 2016

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2009 Colour: Medium+ garnet core, light garnet rim. Nose: Leather, cedar, matured plum, tobacco, black cherry, balsamic, white pepper. Palate: Dry, medium body, high acidity, medium silky tannins. Sour cherry, tobacco, plum, integrated oak. Finish: Medium finish, touch of pepper, mellow black raspberry. Score: 82/100 Chianti Classico is one of my favourite affordable … Continue reading Il Molino di Grace Chianti Classico Riserva 2009

Bodegas Benito Urbina Rioja Selección 1999

Bodegas Benito Urbina Rioja Selección 1999 Colour: Medium garnet core, lighter on the edge. Nose: Plum, dates, vanilla, crème de cassis, faint tobacco, integrated oak Palate: Dry, medium body, medium acidity, medium soft tannins. Red cherry, blackberry, mineral, plum. Finish: Medium finish, light oak, stone, touch of spice. Score: 77/100 The nose smells like classic … Continue reading Bodegas Benito Urbina Rioja Selección 1999

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2006 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength for KWM Bottled 2016)

Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2006 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength for KWM Bottled 2016) Region: Islay ABV: 57.5% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill sherry hogshead 306200   Colour: Amber Nose: Rum-like aroma, caramel, menthol, smoke, raisin, cream corn, sherry spice, cherry, tea. Palate: Ash, oak, dried apricot, orange, smoke, salt, spice. Finish: … Continue reading Caol Ila 10 Year Old 2006 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength for KWM Bottled 2016)

Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2004 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength Bottled 2016)

Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2004 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength Bottled 2016) Region: Islay ABV: 59.3% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill Sherry Cask 306615, 306620, 306621, 306622.   Colour: Gold Nose: Sweet smoke, brine, rubber, ashy peat, cherry syrup, orange, almond. Palate: Lemon oil, malt, salt, ash, pepper, red fruit jam, cola, … Continue reading Caol Ila 11 Year Old 2004 (Gordon & Macphail Cask Strength Bottled 2016)

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask 2135)

Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask 2135) Region: Isle of Arran ABV: 52.65 E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Sherry Puncheon Distilled 17/12/1996, Bottled 30/03/2015   Colour: Amber Nose: Rum raisin, raspberry, strawberry, pear, custard, malt, grass, orange peel. Palate: Orange peel, red berries jam, cherry syrup, floral, oak, pear, … Continue reading Arran 18 Year Old 1996 (Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask 2135)

Glenburgie 17 (SMWS 71.42 – Sinbad preparing for a journey)

Glenburgie 17 (SMWS 71.42 - Sinbad preparing for a journey) Tasted Blind Region: Speyside ABV: 57.5% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: Refill Ex-Sherry Gorda Outrun: 750 Bottles   Colour: Amber Nose: Fish oil capsule (The smell when you sniff a bottle of fish oil pills), funky, cinnamon, orange, cherry jell-o, cola syrup, ginger, roasted … Continue reading Glenburgie 17 (SMWS 71.42 – Sinbad preparing for a journey)

Glen Moray 13 Year Old (SMWS 35.165 – Variety – the spice of life)(1st Fill ex-Chenin Blanc)

Glen Moray 13 Year Old (SMWS 35.165 - Variety - the spice of life) Region: Speyside ABV: 52.9% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: 1st Fill Ex-Chenin Blanc Hogshead Outrun: 180 Bottles   Colour: Amber Nose: Oily, white grape, smoke, rubber, tar, strawberry, blackberry, spice. Palate: Oloroso nuttiness, almonds, rubber, tar, mineral, oak. Finish: Long … Continue reading Glen Moray 13 Year Old (SMWS 35.165 – Variety – the spice of life)(1st Fill ex-Chenin Blanc)

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009

Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009 Colour: Dark ruby-purple core, light garnet rim. Nose: Ripe cherry, raspberry, liquroice, plum, graphite. Palate: Dry, full bodied, medium+ acidity, full grippy tannins. Black cherry, plum, graphite, black raspberry, faint orange peel. Finish: Long finish, pepper, plum, earth, alcohol kick (went away after 4-5 hours of decanting). Score: … Continue reading Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009