Michel Couvreur Pale Single Single Malt French Whisky (700ml)
Reduced from $190.00$144. 99 Bottle
Tasting note: A balanced but fairly straightforward profile that opens with nicely integrated aromas of pear, baked apple and hints of beeswax. Medium to full bodied, initially malt-forward with background orchard fruits and spices building at the finish, this could be at least half a dozen good Highlanders (think young Glen Grant, Linkwood or Glencadam and you get the picture). 45% Alc./Vol. Other reviews... Single-single simple means single cask (one cask from one distillery). Colour: straw. Nose: this is much more interesting. A lot of gooseberries, strawberries and lemon balm on top of lemon pie and whiffs of sea breeze. Very clean and very pure, although the oakiness grows bolder again over time (ginger). Mouth: still very fresh but the attack is grassier. Peppered apple pie. Finish: long, quite tannic and salty. Comments: nice malt, especially on the nose, but you have to like plain oak in your whisky. Salted fresh oak? 79 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com Notes from the importer... Nose – Fresh and well fruity initially. Vegetal (tea thyme-lemon), it makes me think of some Benrinnes. Simple and direct. Its expressiveness and fruity are lost along the way, too bad! Taste – Moist and light, precise and pointed. Accessible and aromatic, it is spicy with vegetal notes from end to end. Finish Creamy and sparkling. When your expectations are zero on a whisky, you sometimes have very good surprises! I have rarely been seduced by Couvreur, I had a great time. 45% Alc./Vol.