Dalmore 12 is aged for the first nine years in American white oak ex-bourbon casks, before half is transferred to ex-oloroso sherry casks for the final three years. The result is a whisky with a combination of sweetness and rich, sherried flavours.
Type: Whiskey / Single Malt
Age reference: 12 years
Country / Region: Scotland / Highlands
Look: Copper amber
Nose: Very expressive, vegetal and malty, it reveals as and when beautiful aromas of flowers and ripe fruit (peach, apricot) and develops on the brioche, cocoa powder and marmalade
Palate: With a nice balance of sweetness and bitterness, it is greedy and supple while confirming the orange aromas already present on the nose. It extends on the nut and a delicate salty note. The finish is long and herbaceous (menthol, chlorophyll), it ends on a persistent hint of salt
Package Information: No Box
Allergens: Contains sulphites
In the year 2000, David started learning about the biodynamic philosophy and changed how he cared for his vineyards. First, he converted to organic farming and then began following tenants to recover the harmony between man, earth, vines, and cosmos. In 2014, tractors were eliminated and horses were brought back to farm the vineyards. An elegant yet powerful grape variety with notes of liquorice root, violets and eucalyptus. In the mouth the red fruit shines through along with some spice. Graciano is a late ripening grape variety that is rarely bottled as a mono varietal due to its temperamental nature. A rare and appealing wine.
Grape Variety: Graciano
Style: Savory and classic
Nose: Notes of liquorice root, violets and eucalyptus
Palate: Red fruit shines through along with some spice
Best food pairing: Lamb
A family winery originally founded in 1918 as Bodegas Arjona but in 1983 the Navajas family become the sole stockholders, changing its name to Bodegas Navajas. The year 2000 was a turning point in the Bodegas history when they invested in enlarging and improving the winery and cellars with a new barrel-aging area and new modern facilities equipped with state-of-the-art technology. Navajas family believe that the quality of the wine begins in the vineyards and for this reason they monitor and control the vineyards which belongs to their growers in Rioja Alta and Baja. Morello cherry red with violet highlights, and a good balance in the aroma between the liveliness and fruitiness of the dominant variety, and that contributed by the oak.
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Style: Savory and classic
Nose: The nose is epically oaked, vanilla dominates, decent complexity with parma violets, semolina and blackcurrant.
Palate: The palate drags the vanilla kicking and screaming to the front, more black currant, blackberries, hint of raspberries.
Body is medium full. Fairly tannic.
Best food pairing: Ideal with all kinds of Spanish cold meats, cheeses, game and with tapas.