John E. Fitzgerald

John E. Fitzgerald

Very Special Reserve

ABV: 45%

Age: No age statement Years Old

Year Bottled: 2016

Style: Bourbon

Country: USA

Region: Kentucky

Overall
Score

9.4

Tasting Notes

Nose

Complex, intense, pungent dark treacle, huge spices and an Armagnac rancio of dark pruney fruit. Tart citrus, dark chocolate, coffee, dusty violets and thick, well-behaved oak.

Palate

Light and elegant with juicy, chunky, raisinated Armagnac fruit. So succulent with leather, tobacco, smoke and violets. Drying dark chocolaty tannins come through on the middle.\n

Finish

Intense, herbal marc-like notes and eye-wateringly, biting, bitter chocolate. Treacle and restrained oak balance.\n

Comment

Monstrous but elegant and complex. What would it have been like at cask strength?!

Taster Score
9.6

paragraph publishing ltd.   Copyright © 2024 all rights reserved.   Website by Acora One