Roborel de Climens Finition Sauvignon du Clos Floridene Single Malt French Whisky (500ml)
Tasting note: Distilled in 2017 and bottled after a finish in Sauvignon casks sourced from Clos Floridene, a house famous for their white Bordeaux. Climens' ties to the wine industry mean he's able to source incredibly fresh barrels - often empty for no longer than a week before being filled with whisky. It shows in this example. Tropical and floral on the nose with extraordinary wine pick up: Feijoa, moscato grappa, young muscat, rose-scented talc... Sweet malt settles in after 3-4 minutes. Some of that exotic fruitiness follows on the palate with suggestions of elderflower and feijoa, especially at the finish. Lovely texture and balance, even if the malt does feel slightly smothered by all those wonderful fruity / floral / herbal notes. 40% Alc./Vol. 750 bottles on offer worldwide.