Ben Nevis 22 Years Old Liquid Treasures Cask 307 46.5% 1999
€ 314,60 (in Vat)
|Cask Type||Bourbon Hogshead|
Serge Valentin (90)
Colour: white wine. Nose: bam, we're immediately sent to Sanlucar de Barrameda, with that magical combo that involves fresh walnuts, mustard and seawater. Incredible. In the middle distance, rather the usual chalk, porridge and light vanilla. And then farer in the background, paraffin, ashes, soot and lemons. No-thing-to-add. Mouth: feels bigger and tighter than just 46%. Ashes and chalk in the front this time, then white pepper and lemon zests, then, indeed, a blend of a perfect manzanilla and a very good vin jaune. Mustard, walnuts, salt, etcetera. Finish: long and superbly dry. More chalk, licking limestone, green lemons… Comments: you could almost call this wonderful one Benzanilla. Indeed, no shame at all.