Sunday 11 March 2018

Tullibardine 225 Review

Hi everyone,

Who doesn’t like Sauternes?
Well, perhaps those who aren’t fans of sweet wines but there shouldn’t really be any of those. Because sweet wines are awesome, particularly Sauternes.
This Tullibardine is finished in Sauternes barrels that are exactly 225 litres, hence the name. This is the one and only Tullibardine I’ve tried so far, so must stand alone. I was curious about this one though because Horst Leuning of fame loved it so much.
Tullibardine 225 43%
Colour: Light Gold
Body: Light
Nose: Malty with pastry, spirit driven with apple pie, white grape, menthol, Strudel, cinnamon and sugar.
Taste: Light, malty, cherry, a little spirity with apple. Quite a nice arrival but it gets more spirity as it goes on.
Finish: Short/Medium length. Very spirity and quite bitter.
Love the nose on this because I’m a massive Strudel fan. No Strudel on the taste though, and finish definitely doesn’t do it any favours. Just edges into good territory for me.

Thanks for reading!

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