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KILCHOMAN 6 ans 2014 Family Cask Collection Ruby Port Cask Single Cask Selected by Peter Wills French Connections

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Family Cask Collection Ruby Port Cask Single Cask Selected by Peter Wills

Produced from peated barley (50 ppm) from the Port Ellen maltings, this version aged in an ex-port cask was distilled on 27 June 2014. It was selected by Anthony and Kathy Wills’ youngest son, Peter. In terms of both aromas and flavours, this version brilliantly highlights the peaty spirit behind its creation. At times it even clearly resembles a mezcal. On the other hand, creating a perfect pairing, very long and delicious fruity and floral sequences also bring out the beautiful influence of the understated Portuguese wine. If we had to describe this Kilchoman in just two words they would be heady freshness.
Profile: the slender first nose reveals notes of agave, coconut milk, apricot, lime blossom honey and red fruits (strawberry). Allowed to breathe, an oily, spicy (ginger) peat gradually fills the olfactory space. Very complex, it becomes medicinal (iodine tincture) and smoky. The assertive start of the finish is both earthy and exotic (mango, guava). On the mid-palate, biscuit flavours, heady florals (peony) and sweet spices (cumin) bring lots of smoothness to the flavour palette. The serene finish stages a peaty, unctuous and fruity peat. The retro-nasal olfaction is marvellously malty.

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SKU: 58122 Categories: , , Brand: Volume: 0.700clReference: 58122

Description

TASTING NOTE

Appearance : copper with pink glints.
Nose : fine, slender. On the first nose, notes of blue agave and coconut milk from the peaty distillate firmly underscore aromas of apricot, lime blossom honey and red fruit (strawberry, red currant) from the port. Allowed to breathe, an oily, salty and spicy (ginger, cinnamon) peat gradually fills the olfactory space. To further accentuate its domination, it reveals smoky and medicinal (iodine tincture) tones with magnificent elegance and stunning complexity.
Palate : lively, assertive. As on the nose, the peat and sherry rival each other in intensity. Notes of damp, salt-rich earth and exotic fruits (mango, guava) create a criss-cross that brings lots of rhythm to the attack. Next, dark chocolate, biscuit de Reims, heady florals (peony, purple lilac) and sweet spices (cinnamon, cumin) bring lots of smoothness to the mid-palate. The vegetal and liquorice end of the palate is filled with straw bales.
Overall : long, serene. Perfectly bringing out the purity of its distillate, the start of the finish is unctuous (crème fraiche) and fruity (blackcurrant, raspberry, apricot). Peat seeps into every note of the flavour palette with rare delicacy. On the retro-nasal olfaction, lavender honey and gentian bring lots of relief to increasingly malty flavours. From the empty glass escape enveloping aromas of wild strawberry, bitter orange and artichoke heart.

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Weight 1.520 kg
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