This Bunna, for the travel retail segment, matured on new American oak. It is surprisingly dark. That new American oak offers quite some sweetness on the nose, in the guise of vanilla, baked apples, overripe banana and farmer’s butter. Sweeter than expected, I must say. There is also quite a bit of ginger and hints of oak – all of it within limits. Nice, inviting nose. The body is rather light and now the cask clearly takes the reins. Still sweet on vanilla custard with raisins, but the ginger and pepper become very loud. The woodspices are king, that much is clear. And it prevents the true Bunna character to remain hidden, which is a bit of a pity. The finish can be called long, but it leaves the mouth completely dry. So much so, that you will long for a glass of water. Surely that cannot be the goal? Just a tad too much influence of the cask in my (not so) humble opinion.
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