Longrow 14 Burgundy Cask Review

This is a 14 year Longrow expression that was aged in ex-bourbon barrels for the first 11 years and then finished in Burgundy hogsheads for the last 3 years before being bottled at 56.1% ABV.

Nose: Cardboard that’s been thoroughly soaked and is almost dry, bananas, apples, black cherries, and a bit of sulphur that peaks its head through here and there. Overall, very fruity and musty.

Palate: Dark fruits on entry before a funky oak arrives with sour cherries, waxy malt, honey, and wet hay.

Finish: Damp oak with dark fruits lingering with mulled wine and cardamom.

Rating: 86/100

Value for the money: I think I paid around $100 for this, and I wouldn’t pay that again. I’d be happier to see this bottle priced around $80 as I feel the Longrow Red series does the wine finish better for cheaper.

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