Green Spot "Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Cask" Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey (750 ml) [USC 95] [WA

Green Spot "Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Cask" Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey
(750 ml) [USC 95] [WA #16, Top 20 of 2018]

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Distillery Notes:

Green Spot Chateau Montelena is the 2nd edition of the Wine Geese series, following Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton, released in 2015.

Ageing: Initially matured in traditional sherry and bourbon casks, Green Spot Chateau Montelena was then finished for 12 months in French oak Zinfandel wine casks, from the prestigious Chateau Montelena in Napa Valley.

Tasting Notes:
Nose: Deliciously sweet and zesty, with vibrant notes of fresh summer berries, apples, and pineapple, balanced by underlying heat of cedar. Crisp oak combines with the soft sweetness of vanilla, white chocolate and marshmallow, balanced with signature Green Spot red apples and ripe pears, along with pomegranate, cranberries and maraschino cherries, the contribution of the wine cask.
Palate: Brown sugar and creamy vanilla, mixed with a few touches of fried dough. Cinnamon and white pepper in the background. Sweet mouth coating takes on a dry note thanks to the effect of the wine cask. Pot still spices subside with zesty citrus leading to ripe orchard fruit and red berries. A touch of marzipan and toasted oak add to the complexity.

Finish: Medium dry with continued festive spices. Slightly nutty.

Proof: 92 (46% ABV)

Awards/Reviews:
92 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2023
"A masterful whiskey that possesses a fine balance of fruity and nutty notes. Big slices of juicy pineapple meld seamlessly into the lingering flavours of tahini, peppered peanuts and cloves."

Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023
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Master - Irish Whiskey Masters 2023

95 Points, Finalist - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2022

"Rich aromas with a touch of smoke, show baked red fruit cobbler and buttered oats. In the mouth flavors of caramel and butterscotch wash over the palate, supported by citrusy spice and tangy dried red fruit notes. The complex layers are well balanced."

91 Points, Rank #16, Whiskey Advocate's Top 20 of 2018
"Ireland is alive with innovative whiskeys, such as this union of single pot still whiskey and the berry flavors of Bo Barrett's French oak zinfandel casks. A final 12 months of aging in these used Calistoga, California wine barrels produces juicy aromas of bramble, red apple, and cherry, with cake mix, almond, and firm spices. This elevates the enjoyment over regular Green Spot with a swath of ripe red apple, damson, zested orange, and lemon enveloping the pot still spices before a distinctive dry, spicy finish."