Nose: Enticing fruit aromas of sweet orange and peach, followed by notes of marzipan and nuts Palate: Hints of rich milk chocolate, orange and a fondant creaminess Finish: Magnificently, long, warm and memorable
The Glenlivet XXV is a batch-produced whisky finished in individually selected ex-sherry butts. The Oloroso-soaked oak imparts a nutty spiciness and enriches the flavour of the expression. Each cask is individually monitored in the finishing process to ensure only the subtlest sherry tones are added to this intense, silky and elegant whisky.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 95 points - Aromas of spiced apples and leather are bold. The palate starts silky smooth with cinnamon raisin, pastry and moderate campfire smoke. The texture turns somewhat grainy and finishes with salted caramel and earthy complexity. April 2014.
The Original X.O Cognac, exclusively created for the Hennessy Family is aged up to 30 years creating a rich, refined yet powerful taste experience.
Originally created in 1870 by Maurice Hennessy using very old eaux de vie, X.O was reserved exclusively for his family and friends. X.O has always embodied the finest traditions of Hennessy cognac. X.O is blended from more than 100 eaux de vie specially selected from the four premier growing areas. Some of the eaux de vie used in the blend have been ageing in the Hennessy warehouses since the early part of this century.
The rich palate of the 18 Year Old is the result of a combination of several different cask types. The Glenlivet Master Distiller Alan Winchester has a wealth of quality casks to choose from when creating this complex expression, with American and European Oak, first and second fill, all playing their parts. European Oak imparts spicy hints and brings additional complexity. First-fill American Oak adds tropical fruitiness.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 96 points - Notes of spiced apples and oranges mix with grassy aromas on the intricately layered nose. The flavors are elegant and delicate in the mouth offering floral tones, light caramel and coffee and a touch of smoke throughout. Incredibly smooth and round, silken. April 2014
The wine has a deep, rich purple color. Intense red fruits are on the nose, with black pepper spice and a touch of cloves and dried herbs. The palate is full with ripe tannins, raspberry, cranberry and black fruit flavors, followed by white and black pepper spices. The wine finishes with a touch of warmth that lingers on and on.
Wine Spectator 92 points - This boasts a powerful minerally aroma, with a deep well of richly spiced Gala apple and Asian pear flavors. The lightly honeyed finish is complex and elegant, offering some savory notes. Drink now through 2022. 150 cases imported. -KM Country: Germany Region: Germany Issue Date: Web Only - 2016.July/2016
eRobertParker.com 92 points - From a warmer vineyard that was planted in 1953 with ungrafted vines that deliver small, healthy berries and low yields, the 2014 Hofberg Spatlese displays an intense and ripe apple bouquet mixed with flinty and spicy/mineral aromas. Picked with 92� Oechsle, this is an elegant, round and voluptuous Riesling with a smooth palate, but also a piquant and mineral acidity that takes this lush and sensual Spatlese to a long, charming finish with a lingering and mouthwatering salinity..Stephan Reinhardt, March/2016
Full yellow in colour; a delicate aromatic bouquet reminiscent of rose-petal with hints of honey and ginger and a whiff of tropical fruits; full-bodied, luscious but dry on the palate, the opulence cut by vibrant acidity