Roborel de Climens Finition Grenache Coume del Mas Banyuls Cask Strength Single Malt French Whisky (500ml)
Tasting note: [15ml sample] The black label presentation marks Climens' overproof series. This one's partly matured in ex-Grenache Banyuls (port-style) casks from Domaine Coume del Mas who produce both fortified and table wines in Banyuls-sur-Mer. The sweet wine cask influence is clear, with aromas of toasted sponge cake, honey drizzled cereals and distant peppermint. Initially reminiscent of young unpeated Bruicladdich, it's full, chewy and weighty in the mouth. Sweet malt and dried fruits (fig, dates) lead into a bittersweet finish, the sugars rebounding late. Peated to 20ppm, but it doesn't show. 55.5% Alc./Vol. 550 bottles produced.