Benromach Sassicaia

Name:
Rating:
Benromach Sassicaia

 

Score:
81/100
ABV:
45%
Region:
Speyside, Scotland
Body:
Medium
Intensity:
Medium
Texture:
Medium
Balance:
Good
Best served:
Neat
Theme(s):
A striking syrupy sweetness is met with glazed cherries that appear to have lost their tartness, some dark chocolate and dry tannic wood
Tasting notes:
Nose: There is a vibrant sweetness within the aroma of this whisky that shines with glazed cherries and dates and flicker though a layer of dark chocolate and oaky vanilla bean; a refection of the fact that this whisky is finished for two years in Sassicaia wine casks (cabernet sauvignon mostly).
Taste: This is offers a gust of sweetness on the palate that, unfortunately, seems to get a little too excited and runs off the edge as the glazed cherries lose their tart fruitiness and impart mostly syrupy sweetness that wrestles with dry wood and a tannic, almost furry, mouth-feel (there is that medium-heavy red wine shining though).
Finish: The syrupy sweetness lingers for a while and gradually fades and is replaced by subtle shades of spice and bitter oak.
Likes:
Subtle shades of wood and wine influence, something different
Dislikes:
I am not sure this works, mainly because of the sweetness and strange notes that emerge
Price:
$100 (Aus), £32 (UK)
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