Wolfburn Northland, bt. 2017 (4x Gold Medal)

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Land / Region: Schottland – Highland
Produzent: Wolfburn
Scotch Single Malt Whisky
Flaschengrösse 70cl
Volumenprozent 46% vol.
Artikelnummer 31890101

Produktion

Erstes kommerzielles Release der jungen Destillerie in Thurso. Wolfburn ist somit die am nördlichsten gelegene Brennerei auf dem Festland, unweit der gleichnamigen um 1770 operationellen Destillerie.

Serge Valentin / Whiskyfun: 85 Pkte.

4-jährige Reife (ohne Altersangabe / No Age Statement NAS) in ex-Bourbon ex-Islay Quarter Casks.
Abfüllung in Trinkstärke.
Ohne Farbstoffzugabe (non colored).
Nicht kältefiltriert (non chillfiltered).
Im Standardsortiment mit fortlaufender Produktion. (Core Portfolio). Produktionseinheit 2016: ca. 60'000 Flaschen.

Degustations-Notizen

Farbe: Leuchtendes eher helles Goldgelb.
Bukett: Saubere Fruchtnoten, Apfel, Quitten und Litschi mit mälzigen, getreideartigen und leicht nussigen Nuancen mit etwas (verborgenem) Torfrauch.
Gaumen: Pfeffrig-würzig, nussig, Cheminée, stärkere Raucharomen als im Bukett, und fruchtige Komponenten wie Spargeln (Serge: I agree!)
Körper: Erstaunlich kräftig und füllig mit schöner mälzigen Süsse.
Finish: Markant, mittellang und würzig
Fazit: Facettenreicher, interessanter junger Whisky. Würzig, erstaunlich kräftig und kein bisschen spritig. Ein erstaunlicher Reifefortschritt zwischen dem 33-monatigen (präsentiert am Whiskyschiff Zürich November 2015) und diesem 3-jährigen.

Tasting Notes Shane Fraser / Distillery Manager
On the Nose you'll find fruit and malty aromas, with just a hint of peat on the tongue, sweet and nutty flavours are present, which coat the palate to leave a very slight pleasent flavour of smoke. It is a joy to drink. I hope you enjoy every drop.

Tasting Notes Serge Valentin:
Wolfburn (46%, OB, 2016) Four stars The very first official whisky by Thurso's Wolfburn Distillery! Some trustworthy sources say they've bottled no less than 62.000 bottles of this new baby, that'll be out a little later this month. It's a 3 years old, obviously. We already tried a 20 month old last year, and found it good. Colour: white wine. Nose: Very fresh, with white asparagus and green apples (not the other way 'round), then a welcome touch of ink, 'new magazine', a smidgen of curry and caraway, and damp chalk. That's all very nice, it seems that there's some texture. That was the case with the 20 mo, but that one was ex-Islay cask. No roughness in this genuine whisky. Mouth: there's an unexpected smokiness in the arrival, some branches and grass, a touch of blond tobacco, a little pepper, traces of soot, and again, maybe, some sweet white asparagus (which I simply adore). At the fruit department, rather plums than pears. Ripe greengages, I'd say. Very nice texture, slightly oily. Finish: medium, fresh, with fresh almonds and more greengages. Rather pink grapefruits in the aftertaste. Comments: thank you Alexander aus Aarau in der Schweiz! I find this little baby extremely good, and am so pleased that they didn't decide to bury it under various heavy oaks and wines. The natural ones will win! Worth a very high score in my book, despite its very young age. SGP:551 - 85 points.