Château de la Maltroye Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot 1er Cru 2014
Colour: Pale lemon
Nose: Clean nose, mineral, peach, pineapple, citrus, white flower.
Palate: Dry, full bodied, high acidity, citrus, pineapple, mineral.
Finish: Long finish, mineral and pineapple.
On the simple side, aside from the long finish, nothing special.
Roux Père & Fils Les Valozières Aloxe-Corton 1er Cru 2013
Colour: Light purple core
Nose: Clean nose, cedar, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, floral, touch of smoke.
Palate: Dry, medium body, high acidity, low tannins, raspberry, salt, mineral, sour cherry, pepper.
Finish: Medium finish, raspberry, cherry, touch of oak.
Lacks layers of complexity of a great burgundy.
Paolo Scavino Bric dël Fiasc Barolo 2011
Colour: Medium purple core
Nose: Clean nose, black tea, banana, light red fruits, floral, touch of earthiness.
Palate: Dry, medium+ body high acidity, full tannins, raspberry, sour cherries, blackberries, well integrated oak, touch of spice.
Finish: Medium+ finish, red fruits, oak.
Classic Barolo on the nose, drinking quite well now but will definitely improve in the next 5-15 years.
Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012
Colour: Dark purple core
Nose: Clean nose, liquorice, black currant, bell pepper, black currant leaf, black cherry, raspberry, mineral.
Palate: Dry, full body, full grippy tannins. Black currant, blackberries, raspberries, liquorice, well integrated oak, floral, pepper.
Finish: Long finish, black fruits, oak, and a touch of spice.
Classic Napa cab sauv, showing great depth, great refinement. Wouldn’t pay $275CAD asking price for it.
**Do note I score tighter than average, and price isn’t part of the considering for scoring.
Conclusion: Burgundy and Napa over priced as usual, and there are better Barolo for less.
Macallan Cask Strength 58.4%
Container: Spiegelau Whisky Snifter
Nose: Sharp ethanol, rich stewed red fruits, walnuts, biscuit, raisins, milk chocolate, candied orange, strawberry, plum.
Palate: Raisins, cinnamon, ginger, orange, red fruit jam, toffee, stewed plums.
Finish: Long finish, lingering cinnamon, ginger, strawberry, oak, and oak tannins.
The Macallan CS is an exceptional sherry bomb, which I think was last sold for about $80CAD which would be a steal. It’s a tad pungent on the nose, and a tad too hot for 58.4% on the palate. But it’s complex with waves of red fruits, and nutty chocolate notes on the nose. Part from the usual red fruits, it’s also loaded with spices, especially ginger, with a drying finish.
Can’t imagine this is the same distillery that bottles such amazing whisky, but at the same time introduce us with tier not-good-at-all colour series. This leaves me wanting to try out some older Macallan Single Casks.