Braeval 19 (Chieftain’s 1996/2015 Red Wine Finish) Review

This is a 19 year Braeval that was finished in a red wine cask and bottled by Chieftain’s at 46% ABV.

Nose: Black cherry and grape bubbleyum, apple juice french vanilla, and milk chocolate – sweet and fruity.

Palate: Quit fruity up front before lots of pepper coming in to spice it up a bit. Vanilla and golden raisins complete the sweet profile.

Finish: Caramel & pecans with raisins – quite long and sweet.

Rating: 83/100 – This drank closer to a bourbon than a malt to me in terms of the sweeter notes. It wasn’t your typical ex-sherry profile.

Value for the money: This retailed around $110 I think, and while not too high a price, I wouldn’t buy a bottle of it personally.

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