Benromach Château Cissac - 2006/2014

The Benromach Château Cissac distilled in 2006 and bottled in 2014 at 45% is part of the line of their wood finishes. Matured in first fill bourbon casks and then finished for 20 months in casks from the Château Cissac, that is situated in the Appellation Haut-Médoc Contrôlée in South-western France.

On the nose I find it to be light malty at first with sweet fudge and oranges notes. It gains with some time in honey sweetness, thick vanilla pudding and red forrest fruits. These rich sweet fruit notes combined with some minty freshness and lemon running through it make it a thick, sweet and creamy dram that feels a lot like a good dessert buffet. Lovely notes like mocha cake, soaked raisins and creamy fillings with marzipan toppings. A good mix with some baking spices.

The palate is much like the nose but also raises the aromas of some dryer notes lying underneath to the top like dates, figs, soft leather, dark chocolate and coffee. Bit soft clover honey appears on the medium length finish after a while with a creamy vanilla feeling with red berries, warm apple and chocolate flakes in it. A rich dram with sweet lush notes of different creamy fruits, lovely dessert like dram, scoring 8/10, well balanced.

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