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Edradour Straight From the Cask Chateauneuf du Pape Cask Finish 11 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Edradour Straight From the Cask Chateauneuf du Pape Cask Finish 11 Years Old

Brand
Edradour Straight From the Cask
Expression
Chateauneuf du Pape Cask Finish 11 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
11 years old
Abv
58.90%
Vintage
2002
Produced at
Edradour Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.edradour.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

79
Nose
Primal but not raw nose of dense, herbal Oloroso sherry with hints of crushed grape, mint, thyme, heather, berries and a touch of wheat flakes. Water brings out some mocha notes.
Palate
Full, clean, Oloroso sherry with dried prune, walnut, treacle and neat masking alcohol. Water makes it a little homogenous.
Finish
A little bitter with herbal spirit notes coming through to reinforce youthfulness. Dilution mitigates a little of the bitterness and emphasises the spices.
Comment
It's a young sherry monster, which could have come from anywhere.

Sara Smith

75
Nose
Spiced honey, fruit-filled flapjack, juicy raisins and coconut. With water, more jammy notes are revealed, like strawberries ‘n' cream sweets, vanilla, and Pedro Ximenez sherry.
Palate
Warm and intense, with rich notes of fruit cake, raisins, and brandy butter, as well as a more sour fruitiness.
Finish
Complex and dry sherry and wood notes, with a slightly chalky texture.
Comment
Robust and complex, packed full of dark fruit flavours. Good to explore with water (and maybe a slice of fruit cake), or in cocktails like a Rob Roy.
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