6 years 9 months
Product of: United States
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Initially aged for six years in new American oak before finishing for a further nine months in Groth Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. In case you were wondering, Groth is respected Napa Valley winery and its Cab Sauv is particularly well regarded.
Sampled on 17/08/2015
Clear, deep coppery golden amber.
Toasty with linseed oil putty, grilled sweetcorn, roasted brazil nuts and shells, vanilla, blackened fruit cake and dried apricot. Faint cinnamon.
Pecan nut, buttery caramel, maple syrup, dried peach and black pepper with breakfast tea tannins, dry smoky bacon oak, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Buttery pecan and almond, maple syrup and tea tannins with cinnamon and black pepper spice.
Bitter black tea and oak tannins balance sweet maple with pecan toasted nuttiness, cinnamon and black pepper spice.
Closure: Natural cork stopper