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Tullibardine The Murray Marsala Cask Finish Review

Tullibardine The Murray Marsala Cask Finish Tullibardine is a distillery I've not spent nearly enough time with, despite liking a number of their drams, from the old discontinued Banyals Finish to the 225 Sauternes cask i tend to like them a little sweeter and in both these circumstances finished in wine casks.

Move on to the new The Murray which is a 2006 vintage finished in marsala wine casks this sounds like it could be right up my street and one I'd be really rather keen on.

Sweet, fruity, rich, spicy, chilli heat, theres a real mix of flavours in here that keep appearing the more you nose and the more you sip, it's a really interesting dram and one i like, a lot!

Thanks to Keith from Tullibardine for the sample.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

The sweet wine is evident from the off overlaying freshly scraped vanilla and gentle oak notes, then a tannic red wine note comes in adding a hint of a metallic note along with some light soft worn leather along with a deep bitter dark chocolate element. Given time to sit in the glass a soft fruits note, a cross between lychee and nectarine, comes in.

Palate

Rich, full bodied, dark chocolate and chilli flakes, cappuccino chocolates, sweet sugar coated grapes, some sugared almonds and a touch of vanilla sugar, those soft fruits are in there also and theres a hint of wood spices adding more heat also

Finish

Dark chocolate with chilli flakes, ongoing chilli heat

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Tullibardine The Murray Marsala Cask Finish
Age: 2006 Vintage
ABV: 46.00
Distiller: Tullibardine
Bottler: Tullibardine
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 05/03/2019 by Tom



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