A unique and entirely French whisky that has been partly matured in semillon casks by emerging producer Aymeric Roborel de Climens.
This was bottled after a finish in rose casks in May 2019. The semillon casks were sourced from Chateaux Doisy-Daene, a second cru producer in Bordeaux. There are 750 bottles in the expression worldwide.
With a light spirit and gentle cask influence, there is a beautiful oily texture that flows through all the Roborel expressions we've been lucky to try so far. Whiskies to enjoy slowly and contemplatively.
Oak Barrel Tasting Notes:
This particular finishing cask had oxidisation and botrytis, so it's given the whisky a darker colour than expected. It was also peated to 20 ppm, a medium peat level by Scottish standard.
Lots of honey on the nose, but not overly sweet - the soft peat keeps this grounded. Big palate, probably the biggest of the ones we've tried - early with caramel sweetness. Still carries that very soft, oily texture despite the comparative breadth.