Glendronach 14 Year Old / Sauternes Finish

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Glendronach 14 Year Old / Sauternes Finish
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Released in summer 2010, this 14yo Glendronach has been finished in Premier Cru Sauternes barrels after initial maturation in European oak. Sauternes finishes can work very well (the 16yo version from Glendronach's sister distillery Benriach is a case in point), so high hopes for this.
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CountryScotlandRegionHighlandBottlerDistillery BottlingAge14 Year OldCask TypeWine FinishChill FilteredNo
Tasting Notes:
Producer's Tasting Notes
Appearance - bright lemon straw  

Nose - juicy and fresh. A blanket of creamed soda and wild strawberries backed up lush late harvest dessert wine. Hints of sherbet and ripe cherries. Very fruity.

Palate - apples and rhubarb drenched in home-made custard. Sweet dessert wine influences emerge with ripe sultanas and a lovely creamy heart.  

Conclusions - sweet fresh and fragrant with balanced acidity. Lots of finesse and elegance, whilst still maintaining the lively youthful elements.
Customer Reviews:(1 review)
Tasted this at the cask in a van tasting. Wonderfull whiksy, they have some great new stuff. If you like a very sweet whisky this is the way to go, a little to sweet for my enjoynment but a superb whisky on it's own
- Ruben, 1st Dec '10
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