We were struck by the complexity of the nose – certainly perfumed and fruity, with red fruits, orange, tutti-frutti – even raisins – but there was also chocolate, fudge, treacle and cookie dough – and hints of wool carpets, olive soap and elderflower. The palate was very pleasant indeed – fruity confectionery, orange zest and orange blossom, apricot jam, honey and buttery brioche – could have been a French breakfast. The reduced nose just got even more complex – pineapple and watermelon; marmalade on croissants and hints of tobacco – French breakfast circa 1960’s. The palate now had coffee grinds, iced tea, crème Anglaise andtoasted crumpet – Ooh lala!
Drinking tip: Avec le petit dejeuner Francais – ou peutêtre le brunch.
Colour: Brass doorknob Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: February 2007 Alcohol: 62.5% USA allocation: 90 bottles