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    1997 Michel Couvreur Alba 22 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt French Whisky (500ml)

    Burgundy, FRANCE
    $699. 00 Bottle
    $8388.00 Dozen
    ABV: 46%
    Tasting note: [20ml sample] Another unique whisky experience: this time Couvreur filled Scottish malt into a Fino sherry cask in 1997 before finishing it for five years in a fresh Chenin Blanc barrel from Sot De l'Ange (the label shape references the winery's own). The aroma opens woody, dry and restrained but stretches its legs with apple and pear as well as hints of balsa wood and straw. On the palate, it starts out slightly apply and nutty, but gets more chewy and porridge-like; The finish adds a delicious dried coconut-chocolate twist, followed by sugared muesli, oatmeal and dried apple. Cask strength at 46%(!), it's another remarkable, one-of-a-kind result from the magical cellars of M. Couvreur. Non chill filtered. 420 bottles produced. Very limited stocks.