Kavalan Port Finish - Feb 2018
Kavalan Port Finish - NAS
- First Taiwan distillery - 2005
- Source is spring water from Snow Mountain and Central Mountains
- Faster maturation due to hot climate
- Matured in American Oak casys, and finished off in Ruby Port, Tawny Port and Vintage Port casks
Colour: Pleasant brownish red.
Nose: Tropical fruitiness with honey, vanilla, coconut and candy floss. Red grapes and clove, followed by a good whack of vanilla. A little bit of tobacco leaf and cookie dough.
Palate: Rich bodied with natural sweetness and complexity. Brown sugar mixed with ground cinnamon and white pepper, doused in good Port. A core of white oak warmth.
Finish: Raisins, prunes, strawberry jam and another pinch of tobacco.
With water: ‘matt finish’, ‘suede’ feel to the palate
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