The 18 year old 2nd Edition continues the sweet wine cask influence begun with the 1st Edition’s pioneering Bourbon/Willi Opitz bottling. We have in this bottling again American oak fused with the more flavoursome French oak - but this time the casks contained the rare, sweet wine from Jurancon in the Pyrennean foothills of south-west France. Together they make another amazingly mellow and profound bottling.
Clos Urolat is a pseudo-organic vineyard owned by the appropriately "bear-like” rugby fanatic Charles Hours. His decadently rich wine is made from the exotically-named Petit Manseng grape - which benefits from an unusual micro-climate at high altitude , where the warm sea breeze and oceanic climate allows the ledgendary Noble Rot to develop and the grapes over-ripen and take on rich, raisin-like characteristics.
This single malt has been matured in bourbon casks for 18 years then placed in Willi Opitz Zweigelt Trochen Beeren Auslese rare red pinot wine casks with a sweety fruity flavour. The fruity flavour of the whisky is both complex and sophisticated with notes of crème brulee, syrup, toffee, vanilla and citrus fruits. The feel in the mouth is very rich and sticky with a lovely smooth finish. This is the only Islay malt to be bottled on Islay using Islay spring water.
Character: Voluptuous and absolutely flawless, the balance and texture of this beautiful “A List” spirit is unbelievable. It’s total cruise control in a glass.
Colour: Gilded Lily/Lemon Honey.
Nose: The aromatics open on soft, ripe, honeydew melon, papaya & passion fruit. It’s a fascinating fusion and together they provide the foundation for the strong mellow oak notes which bring character and power to the spirit. On the third pass the lemon and honey citrus flavours emerge, adding a defining clarity to the experience.
Palate: The freshness of the fruit caress the olfactory senses and provides the foundation for the biscuity sweetness of malted spring barley. What crowns this classic is the time spent in Jurancon casks which has added a sophistication and style to the shy sensitive side of this Island beauty. The flavours of sultanas and super sweet raisins add the magic that makes this malt truly unique.
Finish: There is a refinement, a delicacy and a connoisseurship in the heart of this spirit that will appeal to those who seek new experiences, exciting and exclusive bottlings all designed and hand made with passion and pride.
Mood: Decadent, outgoing, benevolent, mellow. There’s a lot going on here. This needs time and space – and a cigar.
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As a rough guide most standard (75CL) single bottles weigh 2KG and a case (12 x 75CL bottles) weighs 24KG.
In Bond storage is facilitated at Octavian in Wiltshire, the U.K's premier wine storage facility. The conditions at this old munitions base, 100 metres below ground are unrivalled, offering temperature control, In Bond facility and full replacement value insurance. The wines are stored under each client's individual "Protection Plus" account number, fully labelled and can only be released or moved with his or her written instructions. No right of lien can be exercised over wines held on each client's behalf. Client's stock can be inspected, by arrangement, at any time excluding November & December.
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Items can be ordered In Bond for transfer to clients own bonded storage accounts. We are able to action this process for a single consignment charge of £10 ex VAT, this covers any quantity.