Smogen Whisky AB
Barrique! 2010 (7 year old) 60.3% 50cl

Age: Under 10yrs
ABV: 60.3
Bottle size: 50
In stock
£100.33

A vatting of four French Oak Ex-Bordeaux barriques
Dist: 2007 Btl: 2018
Tasted: May 2018
Aromas of burnt toast, cereal, blackberry jam, plum, figs and subtle earthy peat. Hints of pure (not marc-like) rose petals, strawberry mousse, clove and nutmeg. Seriously thick, deep and uber juicy aromas.

The palate opens with the thick, winey red/blackcurrant conserve and hints of earthy peat, rose petals, strawberry mousse, cigar leaf and toasty but slightly bitter oak. That's a serious mouthful! Long and drying with lingering rose petal, blackcurrant leaf and slightly bitter chocolaty tannins.

A drop of water knocks back the winey fruit and brings out more of the astringent peat character, along with a touch of smoked meat and salt. The palate is softer and rounder but no less thick with a slightly herbal wine cask note now. The fruit is less jammy and the oak is not as bitter, or as intense. Good length with a slightly peppery finish and lingering ashy peat and smoked meat.

See my review in Episode 269 of the Good Dram Show - https://youtu.be/2tE0w-AoQi8

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