This Glen Moray still enjoys an age statement, i.e. 10 years. It got a finish on Chardonnay wine casks. That particular grape can be found all over the world, but primarily in Burgundy, France. I was unable to find out how long said finish was, but I presume several months.
Oh, this nose is surpringly fruity with peach, apricots, fresh apples, ripe grapes, gooseberries, butternut and juicy pears. What a pleasant surprise. Hint of freshly sawn planks. Completely devoid of spices, though. Hint of vanilla and some… white wine.
The arrival is rather watery. It could do with a little more body. The grapes come first, then a slight metallic touch before the spices kick in. Think vanilla and a mild pepper. But unfortunately it is a lot less fruity than the nose promised. The apples return, but towards the end it turns somewhat dry. From the second sip on I even get a floral edge. Lavender? Violets? Darn, that is a pity.
The finish is, in all honesty, rather short.
It all started so promising on the nose, but it could not keep that promise on the palate. Just under 35 EUR, but then I would rather get the Port Cask Finish. Thanks, Pat!
Is this not the same as one available in the US, which is completely matured in those wine casks?
Is this not fully matured in Chardonnay casks rather than finished ??