Excerpt: On the palate, again water is a necessity, as it helps to showcase ample citrus notes, sweet custard, and fruits in syrup. The finish is much less smoky, with a clear citrus thread running through it. Intense, but really quite lovely.
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This bizarre entry in the Octomore series features 8yr old Bruichladdic spirit matured in American oak, followed by three different wine casks: French Mourvedre, Austrian Dessert Wine, and French Sauternes. Bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering, this is sure to be a treat. Let's dive in.
Sweet, rich, powerful. Lemon cream, toffee, rich caramel. Some peat here, growing with time. Salty brine air, burning ash, pepper and a delightful peat note. Powerful and rich. Bacon for days, pork meatiness pairs so perfectly with the sweet, rich structure.
Long, powerful and sweet. Charcoal, ash, minerality and the sea air blend well with waffle cone, toffee, sweet nutty sherry and burning wood.
Delightful, powerful, complex without favoring a single component. Nice work, Bruichladdich. This is opulent, complex, a complete treat. I'm blown away by how phenomenal this is.
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