Longrow - Red Malbec Cask Matured 13 year old Whisky
70cl | 51.3%
|Series / Description||Red Malbec Cask Matured|
|Age||13 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||51.3 %|
|Cask Wood Type||Wine|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP8031|
The 5th release of the Longrow Red series after previous releases finished in Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Port casks.
This time it is the turn of Malbec, a red wine made famous in Argentina and better known in France as le Cot or the black wine of Cahors.
Nose: Smoked pink grapefruit, crunchy red berries (cranberry & redcurrant) pink wafers , some earthy/strawberry plant notes, red liquorice, salted rose water.
Palate: Stewed plums, redcurrant jelly, crunchy tannins, black grape jelly, peppery strawberry, leathery, liquorice, salty smoked shortbread.
Finish: Dry and leathery, big red wine/black grape tannins, peppery red chilli flake heat but balanced by smoked red berries and some salty-meaty/savoury notes late on.
A superb heavily peated offering from the ever reliable Springbank distillery and not often you see Malbec casks being used for finishing whisky.