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Crown Royal XR Extra Rare Tasting notes and reviews

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Crown Royal XR Extra Rare

Brand
Crown Royal
Expression
XR Extra Rare
Type
Canadian Whisky ~ Blended
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Wild Turkey Distillery
Website
www.crownroyal.com
Availability
US

Martine Nouet

72
Nose
Bland at first then getting rather expressive. Releases a lot of sweet notes. Maple syrup, toasted pecan nuts. A touch of cider apple.
Palate
Sweet with a distinctive apple and maple syrup flavour. Oak is overwhelming in a grippy bite.
Finish
Dry, oaky, slightly bitter.
Comment
That maple syrup taste works more like an additive than a natural aroma gained through maturation.

Dave Broom

77
Nose
Ripe with lots of American oak, sweet cooked fruits, apple, oak lactone, butterscotch. Water broadens it even further. Macadamia.
Palate
Plump, round and full. Sinks on to the tongue but lacks a little definition. Water crisps things up, but only a little. Seems slightly off balance. Has length and depth but almost too fat.
Finish
Candy floss sweetness. Long.
Comment
Bolder and beefier than the standard.
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