Made exclusively from ancient Baco vines, this vintage from the Del Cassou estate has refused to age, and more precisely, it has banished any reference to wood from its olfactory and flavour vocabulary. So, it shows a youthfulness of spirit that leads it into territory that would at first glance appear quite far removed: the world of whisky. It is also a beautiful expression of the Boulbènes (silica-clay-sand) terroir from which it originates. Spectacular.
Profile : lively, vigorous. Exotic, mustard, spicy notes (pepper, nutmeg) contrast the acidity of the citrus fruits on the palate. Long, silky finish.
Colour: bright gold with subtle glints of rose.
Nose: refined, elegant. The woody influence on the opening is barely noticeable. This paves the way for fresh (apple, pear) and exotic (pineapple, kaffir lime) fruit to fully express themselves. It gradually develops honeyed and slightly mustardy notes. Growing increasingly spiced (pepper, nutmeg), it turns almost medicinal (camphor, balm).
Palate: lively, vigorous. The acidity and bitterness of the citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit) give the attack bags of energy. The mid-palate is particularly herbaceous (cut hay, lime blossom). Its relationship with some Speyside single malts is uncanny. It lingers with notes of incense and beeswax.