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Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Sonoma-Cutter Pinot Noir Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Woodford Reserve Master's Collection Sonoma-Cutter Pinot Noir Finish

Brand
Woodford Reserve Master's Collection
Expression
Sonoma-Cutter Pinot Noir Finish
Type
American Whiskey ~ Bourbon
Abv
45.20%
Region
Kentucky
Website
www.woodfordreserve.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

80
Nose
Slabs of sweet, herbal rye with fat corn and earthy, edgy burnt toffee oak. With time citrus, coal dust and midnight violet with coffee, balsamic and raisinated fruit.
Palate
Lighter and less complex than the nose suggest. A dominating burnt toffee character. Oily corn and youthful spirit come through with herbal rye. The middle is a little austere.
Finish
Long and very spicy with the youthful, marc-like spirit lingering. Where has the oak disappeared to?
Comment
I was expecting a lot more for the palate given that very complex nose.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Intense, perfumy. Oak driven. Exotic wood. Vetiver. Cranberries. raisins. Orange peel. Cloves. Caramelised pecans. Maple syrup.
Palate
Dry and astringent. Dark chocolate. Bitter liquorice root. Oak is dominating. Dried fruit, the same as on the nose. Then a warm flavour of long peppercorn.
Finish
Dry and spicy.
Comment
An old bourbon? Too much on the oaky side for me but it will please those who like this style of whiskey.
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