Bowmore Dusk Bordeaux Cask. This Bowmore dusk was finished in wine casks from Bordeaux and has added a dark fruity richness to the traditinal smokiness of Bowmore
First, a hit of claret followed by rich spice and sweet peat. Smoke pops out first. Very nice organic and peated smoke. Peat smoke, bonfire at the beach, at night. That sort of thing. Next some coastal freshness. Clean oak, without any toast. A little bit powdery. Most definitely a wine finish. Caramel and vanilla, but the wine doesn’t allow them to be full, or round. They are around as an aroma, but more spiky in nature.
Rich with a spicy tingle and dry woodiness, then the peat shows through, lots of lip smacking flavours. Sweet, caramel, toffee, fatty peat and lots of licorice. Medicinal. Great body, full and balanced. Long finish. After a long time, the finish that started out creamy, shows some woody sourness and the wine part shifts the whole into a slight unbalanced state, that is less sweet and creamy. Very drinkable. The ABV seems just right, and I can’t imagine this needing any water.
Very long, rich in fruit ending with a touch of peat and faint smoke.