We felt like popping the cork of a mouth-watering Crémant d’Alsace brut - sparkling wine with that so typical aroma of crisp apples and peaches. The palate was vibrant and fizzy to start with - pineapple and ginger coming together - but then soon turned very creamy like a lemon sponge cake. Diluted we prepared poached white peaches in a dry Riesling wine with rose jelly and vanilla cream. The taste was now sweet, tangy and fresh like a glass of carrot, clementine and pineapple juice. We felt we had stepped into an impressionists’ painting – an immersive experience, oh the joy of impetuous youth!
Cask: First-fill barrel Age: 8 years Date distilled: November 2011 Alcohol: 61.3% USA allocation: 60 bottles