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

Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2010

Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2010 Decanted for 3 hours. Colour: Dark ruby core, lighter on the edges. Nose: Noticeable alcohol on the nose, jammy; black raspberry, blackberry, black cherry, dark chocolate, baking spice, stone, violet, touch of meatiness. Palate: Dry, medium+ body, medium+ acidity, full grippy tannins. Concentrated and rich; black raspberry, blackberry, sour cherry, … Continue reading Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2010

Domaine de la Denante Les Maillettes Saint-Veran 2014

Domaine de la Denante Les Maillettes Saint-Veran 2014 Colour: Pale straw Nose: Honey, peach, melon, stone, grass, white flower, light citrus, touch of oak. Palate: Dry, medium+ body, medium acidity. Melon, citrus, mineral, honey. Finish: Long finish, crushed stone, salt, faint nuts. Score: 77+/100 First time having a wine from Saint-Veran, and it was a … Continue reading Domaine de la Denante Les Maillettes Saint-Veran 2014

BenRiach 14 Year Old Single Cask Virgin American Oak Finish (Cask 2828)

BenRiach 14 Year Old Single Cask Virgin American Oak Finish (Cask 2828) Region: Speyside ABV: 55.9% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: ex-Bourbon, finish in Virgin American Oak. Colour: Chestnut Nose: Cocoa, apple, orange peel, caramel, oak, icing sugar, ash, oily honey, floral vanilla, mineral, pepper, faint cinnamon. Palate: Pink bubblegum, malt, strong oak, banana, … Continue reading BenRiach 14 Year Old Single Cask Virgin American Oak Finish (Cask 2828)

Glenburgie 21 Year Old 1995 (Archives)

Glenburgie 21 Year Old 1995 (Archives) Tasted Blind Region: Speyside ABV: 54.1% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: ex-Bourbon Hogshead Colour: Light gold Nose: Sliced pear, red and green apple, citrus peel, honey, floral, light malt, cereal, custard, oily caramel, pepper. Palate: Apple, pear, dried apricot, malt, honey, oak, vanilla. Finish: Long malty finish, pepper, … Continue reading Glenburgie 21 Year Old 1995 (Archives)

Auchentoshan 20 Year Old (Whiskybroker)

Auchentoshan 20 Year Old (Whiskybroker) Region: Lowland ABV: 52.6% E150: No Chill-filtered: No Cask Type: ex-Bourbon Colour: Pale straw Nose: White flower, mint bubblegum, malty cereal, citrus peel, fruitloop, eucalyptus, honey, pleasant herbal funk, green apple. Palate: Cedar, oak, floral, stone fruit, green apple, grassy, honey, mint. Finish: Medium+ finish, eucalyptus, oak, drying cocoa, pepper. … Continue reading Auchentoshan 20 Year Old (Whiskybroker)

Elderton E Series Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Elderton E Series Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Colour: Dark purple-garnet Nose: Blueberry jam, plum, vanilla, baking spice, touch of smoked meat. Palate: Dry, medium+ body, medium acidity, medium+ fine grain tannins. Blackberry pie, raspberry, pepper, vanilla. Finish: Medium+ finish, touch of liquorice, more dark fruits. Score: 77/100 Very standard, big, bold, jammy Southern Australian Shiraz blend. … Continue reading Elderton E Series Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Foreign Affair Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Foreign Affair Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Colour: Dark garnet core, light garnet rim. Nose: Dominant black cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, raspberry, plum, dried dates, vanilla, cedar, meat, worn leather. Palate: Off-dry, medium acidity, medium silky tannins. Black cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant, vanilla sweetness, touch of herbs. Finish: Long finish, sweet oak, touch of spice. Score: 85/100 Coming from … Continue reading Foreign Affair Cabernet Sauvignon 2012