Edradour 9 (Binny’s 2006/2015 Cotes Du Provence Matured Cask #168) Review

This is a 9 year Edradour selected by Binny’s that was matured in a Cotes Du Provence cask and bottled at 56.7% ABV.

Nose: Big pineapple juice notes up front before thick red wine notes overtake with dark chocolate covered berries and a buttery malt. The nose is a bit fleeting at times oddly enough – sometimes seeming quite hollow and distant.

Palate: The Cotes Du Provence notes lead off with loads of dark fruits: plums, black cherry, blackberries, etc. Some cocoa in there with just a bit of malt flavor coming through – mostly just wine dominant.

Finish: Dries out quickly as the wine notes fade – subtle sawdust and acetone notes are left over.

Rating: 80/100 – Tastes more like a wine than a malt at most times, but interesting if you like a very heavy maturation like that.

Value for the money: Guessing this retailed around $100 which is an ok price for something as unique as this.

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