Sunday, 16 June 2013

NZ Whisky Co DoubleWood 10 Year Old


Spirit Type:
Rating:
Whisky
★★★★★
Score:
86/100 
ABV:
40% 
Region:
New Zealand  
Body:
Medium  
Intensity:
Medium  
Texture:
Medium 
Balance:
Excellent  
Best served:
Neat 
Theme(s):
Honey and mape, red grape, tannins, vanilla bean, ripe persimmon, wine 

Tasting notes:
Nose: Beautiful golden honey is drizzled over a some maple syrup drenched wholemeal crumpet, but develops even more complexity and resembles manuka honey with some herbaceous notes with crushed walnuts and freshly sliced red seeded grape. This whisky has a beautiful nose, absolutely delectable. 

Taste: A beautiful glowing maple sweetness is interrupted by a strange note, almost like burnt wood with hints of charcoal and "furry" tannins (almost like the peel of a ripe persimmon). The red grape has an initial syrupy sweetness that is mellowed by an oak led bitterness and some mild bay-leaf with sweet vanilla bean infused mulled wine. 

Finish: A bitter-sweetness lingers on the palate as fruity sourness interacts with sugary sweetness, almost akin to dry grape drizzled with honey. 
Likes:
Lovely sweetness that shines with some decent oak influence 
Dislikes:
A strange note develops, almost like burnt wood/over cooked bay-leaf 
Price:
$133 (UK) 

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