VILANOVA Ex-Pacherenc Single Cask Antipodes


Colour: burnished gold.

Nose: rich, concentrated. With authority, the first nose is like sinking a spade into a field of peat. Just after, malted aromas appear. Allowed to breathe, the increasingly salty aroma palette is covered in intense smoke. Confidently, it releases animal (bacon, bresaola), medicinal (mustard poultice), camphoric and empyreumatic (soot, smoking Havana cigar) notes. In the background, aromas of candied fruit (grape, lemon, pear) underscore the beautiful influence of the Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh.

Palate: powerful, dense. With its flavours of damp straw, the attack precisely and nobly brings a stable to mind. This farmyard character then develops more rustic tones (dandelion, pastures). With impressive substance, the mid-palate then highlights the qualities of an oily and yet very pure spirit. The end of the palate is at once chocolatey, liquoricey and terpenic (lava).

Finish: long, intense. Staying closely in line with the mineral and telluric end of the palate, with time the start of the finish becomes softly herbaceous (cut hay, green barley). At the end of the finish, notes of ginger and curry add a beautiful spicy touch drawn out by a very pleasant milky (crème fraîche, flan) and liquorice (stick) sequence. The rich retro-nasal olfaction is like a chocolate ganache. The empty glass is intensely peaty, smoky and ashy.

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SKU: 62026 Categories: , , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 62026


Located in Villeneuve-sur-Vère in the Tarn region of France, the Castan distillery began producing its whisky baptised Vilanova in 2010. To produce his single malt, Sébastien Castan uses two mobile pot stills dating from 1929 and 1930 that were previously used to distil fruits. The starch-rich variety of barley used, which is fermented on site, is grown on the family land surrounding the distillery. With power and richness, this version’s palette of aromas and flavours reveals the smoky, animal, empyreumatic, medicinal and salty nuances of an omnipresent peat. The influence of the white wine cask from the Pacherenc du Vic-Bilh appellation is above all felt on the nose.

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Weight 1.200 kg


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