Knappogue Castle 12yo Marsala cask finish Tasting Notes
Knappogue Castle 12yo Marsala cask finish
|Knappogue Castle Distillery
Tasting note compiled by Chris Hennessy.
Sun kissed copper
Fresh tangerine zest, macadamia nuttiness, wood spice & banana chips.
Palate & Finish
Banana fosters dessert, caramelised brown sugar over ripe bananas, orchard fruits & crushed malted barley grains. As the fresh tangerine returns, there’s a slight metallic undertone which sometimes can be related to stone fruit kernels & borderline develop into an anise forward note. Fragrant & herbal, working harmoniously with wooded spice as it draws off the palate.
I’ve always been on the hunt for fortified wine influences that can tell a harmonious story alongside a good juicy malt, without masking the cereals biscuity sweetness. Knappogue have done justice to the Marsala wines delicate floral & herbal brightness.
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