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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Braunstein, Library Collection 14:1, 46%

Review #663
This is 8 years old, from 2005 and bottled 18-03-2014. It is matured in Oloroso Sherry and Cognac casks, and only 1000 bottles were made. Burned caramel and oak in the smell. Some light fresh fruity notes as well.

This has a bit of a bitter taste to it. Different sorts of fruits. Especially grapes, but also some white fruits (ripe pears) and dried fruits (sweet raisins) alongside some oak and spices. Dark chocolate coming through in the finish.

There is something a bit off about this... I can´t figure out if it is the new make that isn´t up to it, or if it is the maturation in Cognac casks that have had too big of an impact. With that said, I did enjoy it, and I know other people enjoy it as well. I will give this 80/100 (20/19/20/21).

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