Green Spot "Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Cask" Whiskey (750 ml) [WA

Green Spot "Chateau Montelena Zinfandel Cask" Whiskey
(750 ml) [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.

Tasting Notes:

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)

Ratings & Reviews

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." 
90 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2021
"A lovely nose, full of bright citrus and cranberry fruit. The palate is fruity and well-balanced, packed full of red berry and orchard fruit, with hints of sweet baking spice.