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Longrow Red 11 Year Old Cabernet Franc Matured

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The 2018 release of the ever popular Longrow Red, an 11 year old single malt Scotch whisky from Campbeltown. Initially matured for 9 years in bourbon barrels, then given a final two year maturation in Cabernet Franc barriques, from De Toren Private Cellar in Stellenbosch, South Africa. Bottled at cask strength, 55.9% vol - blink and it's gone.

Distillery

Longrow

Age

11

Region

Campbeltown

ABV (Strength)

55.9

Bottling Date

2018

Cask Type

Cabernet Franc Matured

Bottle Size

70cl

Series

Longrow Red

Style

Campbeltown Single Malt Scotch Whiskym

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Longrow Red 11 Year Old Cabernet Franc Producer Notes

Nose: Initially there’s peat, peat and more peat. After leaving this to aerate red wine notes appear, as well as the sweetness of marzipan, toffee, raspberry jam and Eton mess.

Taste: The peat remains as does the sweet taste of caramelised sugar and toffee apples. This is balanced by the contrasting fruity flavours of stewed rhubarb and crisp, juicy red apples from the red wine casks. There is also a rich buttery biscuit flavour on the palate.

Finish: To finish, there are lovely long sooty smoky burnt embers. This is accompanied by some dry oak vanilla tannins and phenolic antiseptic notes return to say adieu.

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