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2006 Michel Couvreur XII 12 Year Old Single Malt French Whisky (500ml)

Burgundy, FRANCE
$189. 99
$2279.88 Dozen
ABV: 47%
It's understood this bottling was destined for the company’s Clearach label (a four year old matured in 70 percent Pedro Ximenez and 30 percent Oloroso sherry casks) but was instead put aside for another six years in a PX cask. Entirely matured in Couvreur's French cellars, just under 1000 bottles are on offer world wide.

Tasting note: Deep, copper coin colour verges on polished mahogany. Some quality sherry pick- up on the nose (orange zest, walnut fudge) as well as empty barrels, old books, leather armchair and minor sulphur. Dry and salty in the early stages evolving nutty, amontillado sherry-like flavours… salted hazelnuts and a touch of old liquorice strap... again a touch of sulphur. Finish is dry, nutty, lean and saline. Tastes older than what it is. A terrific aperitif style that will appeal to Sherry-heads. 47% Alc./Vol.