Longrow, a distilling house under the Springbank umbrella, comes to us today in the form of a 9yr sauternes cask maturation. Sauternes is a sweet, decadent, dessert wine and incredibly interesting. This should be a good pairing. Let's get to it.
Sweet honey, sticky toffee and coffee cake. Brown sugar, maple candies. Musty sweetness. Some fruits, but not overbearing.
Medium mouth feel. Mild heat. Some peat here, earthy, mineral smoke. Rich stewed fruits. Oak, pepper, ashy smoke. Jammy. Sweet, some pepper.
Long, rich and sweet. Stewed fruits, honey and coffee cake blends well with an earthy, mineral smoke.
Delightful and complex, this entry from Longrow was really a treat. Longrow spirit takes so well to wine finishes, even the younger expressions