MAURITIUS 12 ans 2010 Port Cask Antipodes Nectar


Grays was founded in 1932 and is one of the oldest distilleries on Mauritius. It is part of the Terra group created by the Harel family in 1838, who own 7,000 hectares of sugarcane in the north of the island. Its literally enveloping palette of flavours and aromas is incredibly deep and smooth. And the port cask maturation has seeped it in particularly intense fruity, floral and chocolatey flavours that highlight the clay and volcanic terroir from which it was born.

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SKU: 62537 Category: Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 62537


Tasting Notes

Colour : Mahogany.

Nose : Rich, deep. On the first nose, tar notes mix beautifully with candied fruit (orange, mandarin, apricot) and heady florals (violet, carnation, hyacinth). Allowed to breathe, cocoa powder and grated ginger appear alongside fragrances of sandalwood and patchouli. Then, suddenly, the port cask becomes very noticeable. Black fruits (grape, bramble) and brandied cherries delicately flood the air.

Palate : Full-bodied, fleshy. Continuing on perfectly from the nose, the attack is characterised by notes of pomegranate and candied red fruits (Morello cherries, redcurrant, raspberry). The slender mid-palate weaves an impressively smooth vegetal (sugar cane) and exotic (plantain banana) foundation upon which, with infinite softness, the end of the palate places nobles spices (cumin, cardamom), aromatic plants (dill, verbena) and heady florals (hyacinth, geranium).

Finish : Long, silky. The extraordinarily concentrated and simultaneously evanescent start of the finish is dominated by rose petal and grenadine flavours. The mineral end of the finish (slate) brings to mind black grapes just ready for harvest. On the retro-nasal olfaction, sugar cane honey takes us to Mauritius. The empty glass is chocolatey, syrupy (rock candy) and rich (fig jam).

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Weight 1.340 kg


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