Matured for 14 years in amontillado-sherry seasoned hogsheads, this rich and fruity 2004 Cardhu has been bottled as part of Diageo's 2019 Special Releases. Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Aromas of caramel, hazelnut, almonds, pastry, waxed lemons, wood polish and raisins mingle on the nose.
The palate offers notes of zesty lemons, burnt toffee, toasted oak, rich fruit cake and chocolate sauce, before developing warm baking spice and ginger cake flavours that linger in the finish.
This middle-aged Cardhu comes from a trial batch, double matured for much longer than the norm in ex-Amontillado sherry-seasoned hogsheads. Quite fruity for this distillery, the nose leans towards ripe plums, spiced pears, fruit'n'nut dark chocolate and even a touch of plantain. 2-3 minutes releases a strong vanilla note. It's fairly dry on entry before a juicy / fruity malt-forward attack, ending zesty and medium long with suggestions of oak spice, apple tart and dark chocolate. Great balance.
Other reviews...Distilled in 2004, this expression was finished for 2 years in amontillado sherry-seasoned hogsheads. Soft and floral on the delicate nose, with vanilla ice cream and ripe pears. Smooth on the palate, with malt, milk chocolate, honey, nuts, and red apples. Drying in the spicy finish, with black coffee and light wood tannins.89 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Winter 2019)
55% | 700ml
Drop Club VIC Packaged Liquor Licences - 32067634
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