ZEA MAYS 2014 Version Française Cerealis


Since 2020, the French Version, a range dedicated to exceptional French spirits, has been meeting producers across the country and showcasing their expertise. In 2023, the French Version inaugurates a new cycle dedicated to various stages of whisky production. Named Cerealis, the first episode of this cycle highlights the iconic cereals used in whisky production worldwide, featuring four versions crafted from corn, rye, barley, and wheat. Distilled between 2013 and 2019 in an Armagnac still, the four small batches revisit the categories of bourbon, rye, single malt, and grain whisky. Zea Mays, named after the scientific name for corn, is made from a blend of 51% corn and 49% malted barley. Aged in charred new American oak barrels, this version explores multiple worlds: firstly, the indulgence of American whiskeys, then an exotic and herbaceous character without compromise. Its taste and aromatic palette express noble influences with a lot of roundness.

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Tasting Notes

Colour : Deep amber.

Nose : Round, complex. Marked by cereal notes (chocolate muesli, country bread) and indulgent scents (caramel custard), the nose then reveals mineral fragrances (dried earth) while evoking the world of bourbons (white oak). As it unfolds, its animal character emerges, bringing an unprecedented salinity.

Palate : Immediate, dynamic. The mouthfeel is beautifully fragrant (vanilla, green wood, lavender). The mid-palate, smoothly fruity (apricot, peach, nectarine), introduces a very juicy finish punctuated with notes of sugarcane (aged rum).

Finish : Generous, indulgent. Excellently extending the finish, the beginning of the finale reveals very pleasant herbaceous nuances (parsley, sugarcane), adding a new chromatic tone. In the aftertaste, this version echoes indulgent traits (chocolate marble).

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Weight 1.000 kg


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