The Schtick: This is a release from Wollersheim, featuring a distillation of their wine on a pot still, bottled at 42% ABV. Distilled just up the road from me, I’m looking forward to giving this a go. Let’s dive in.
ABV: 42% ABV
Age: 2 Years
Nose: Bright nose, lots of grape, fig, some melon, hint of sulfur. Sweet and fruit forward, with a hint of oak. Faint must, but satisfying overall.
Taste: Thin on the palate, but caramel forward with lots of fruit character in play as well. No bitterness, some nice oak. A hair thinner than the Bottled In Bond that they also produce, but I like it. Lighter and less pungent, though not with less flavor.
Finish: Longer finish here, sweet wine character and oak balance nicely. Toffee, vanilla bean, some lavender and floral essence.
Overall: I wouldn’t put this in a cocktail as it’s drinking Well neat, and very well, at that. A bit lighter, but not as the sacrifice of flavor, I’m pretty impressed by this as well. This expression does a great job letting the floral and fruity characters spotlight, with just enough oak to keep things in check. Really nice.
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0 | Unscored | New Make Spirit or Personal Selection.
1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect