Edradour 1997 11 Year Old Chateau Neuf Du Pape Finish
2002 vintage - Red Fruits and Caramel
Review by @Nemesis101
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Well I have to say I've never tried a Chateauneuf Du Pape finished whisky - whatever next?
Trying neat for now....
I get toffee and plums on the nose. Caramel descending into sticky toffee pudding. Dried fruits. For 58% ABV there is surprisingly little nasal burn - normally I find it necessary to add water straight away to such high strength malts.
Adding a touch of water for the palate however...
The palate has more of a sharp fruit flavour - redcurrants and tangy berries for example. Not as sweet as the nose. But there is still a caramel/burnt sugar edge to it, along with a sultana note.
Medium finish - quite sweet and fruity.
Edradours I've tried previously over the last three years have been the Caledonia 12yo, (very good), the basic 10yo, (run of the mill) and the 2003 port cask strength edition, (ridiculously overpriced and not very good IMO). I rate this one as the best of the lot. But only released in 50cl bottles.
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Interesting review, always nice to get more depth in the recent jungle of red wine finishes that have cropped up. Will review the 16 yr old bruichladdich first growth cuvée D Pessac Léognan.
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