The 12.2 release of Octomore continues to focus on the aspects that made the x.2 designation popular: Sauternes. This release spend 3.5 years aging in ex-bourbon casks and then transfers to Sauternes for 18 months. Bottled at cask strength without coloring or filtering. Let's dive in!
Sweet, creamy, rich and wine forward. Peat is unmistakable, though there's plenty else happening. Lemon curd, syrupy vanilla, touch of creme brulee.
Rich on the palate, there's a touch of heat but it's well behaved given the proof. Sweet and creamy, lemon bar, creme brulee, viscous and rich. Lots going on, a great balance of sweet, smoke, peat and a touch of floral character.
Long finish. Powerful, rich, packed with blackberry, creme brulee, vanilla bean, lemon curd, ashy smoke and bbq ribs. All over the place, as Octomore often are, all delicious.
Octomore does it again, with a blend of aggressive peat, sweet wine, big fruit character and an ashy finish.