Alright, the next one in today’s little Irish Whiskey flight is the Green Spot Château Léoville-Barton. This expression is initially matured in a mix of ex-Sherry casks, new Bourbon and ex-Bourbon barrels, just like the ordinary Green Spot, but unlike that one, it is bottled at 46% ABV after an extra maturation in ex-Bordeaux wine casks for up to 2 years. I have really no clue about Bordeaux wines, but from what I understand, the Château Léoville-Barton is considered to be one the best wineries in Bordeaux. Léoville Barton is owned by direct descendants of Thomas Barton, who emigrated from Ireland in 1725.
|Name:||Green Spot Château Léoville-Barton|
|Bottled for:||Mitchell & Son|
|Category:||Single Pot Still Whiskey|
|Cask Type:||Bordeaux Wine Casks Finish|
Definitely somewhat winy. Orchards fruits, most notable peaches, together with ripe berries like strawberries and raspberries. Notes of apple peels and raspberry brandy emerge, alongside hints of vanilla and grapes. A little bit peppery.
Oily. Again orchard fruits and ripe berries, complemented by vanilla, pepper and hints of ginger. There is a distinctive touch of woody red wine in the background.
Medium and rather dry. A bit of pepper, a bit of fruit and more woody red wine.
Not earth shattering, but the wine finish is fairly well integrated.
Score: good but not exceptional (83 / 100)