Longrow Red Shiraz

Springbank | Longrow Red Shiraz | 11 years old | Six years in Bourbon Casks, five in fresh Shiraz Hogsheads | 53.7 % |

 

Situation: Ballygrant Inn Islay, see here

Nose: Red, red, red! Red fruits, strawberries, canned sugared cherries, underlying Springbank funk, some peat and some smoke but not much

Taste: Sweet fruity entry, malt, farmy hay, rubber/sulphuric, peat, smoke, salt

Finish: salt, smoke, rubber, hints of chocolate and dark coffee,

Conclusion: I liked the Malbec one much better, this is good, but personally I think it seems a bit muddled and there is more of the Springbank funk than I like but if you like the Springbank funk, you’ll probably love this!

Score: B or 85/100

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