Dram Review: Sullivans Cove French Oak Single Cask TD0288

[47.6%・ 11 Years Old・Distilled in 2007・Bottled in 2019・Official Bottling・Cask No. TD0288・Single Cask Release of 478 Bottles]

Nose:

Smooth and gleeful prunes smartly lifting the weight of oak and leather, with hints of fresh pasture at first, then sugared almonds, then buttered charred toast, and later on, smoked black tea.

Palate & Finish:

That oak led marzipan sweetness, with plums and ginger flower and raisin bread coming through, is served with a brush of bread pudding vanilla sauce.

Wee blackcurrant jam in the finish infused with tea tannins.

Thoughts:

A lot of noise about the French Oak but cask number 288 is most certainly not as loud as most Australian whiskies.

Balanced and poised with a modestly presented cask influence from a patient maturation. Another well made representation of the Tasmanian genre.

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas

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