Monday, February 19, 2018

2005 Finish Finition En Fût Du Château La Tour Blanche

     This wonderful expression, after spending 8 years aging in the traditions of  HSE Rhum, this 2005 vintage spends an additional 1 year maturing in Château la Tour Blanche casks.   One of HSE’s more unique expressions is particularly lovely, is the HSE Chateau La Tour Blanche Finish.   After eight years of aging in American oak barrels, it spent an additional year maturing in barrels that formerly housed Chateau La Tour Blanche, the famous Bommes-based dessert wine.

Master Taster’s Note

     The color is a classic golden amber, with a mild aroma of oak, caramel, brown sugar and a hint of dried apricot.   The flavor profile is marked by dried apricot, a hint of orange zest, black pepper, white wine, cane sugar, tropical fruit, even a hint of Moscato.   “the expressive bouquet delicately also projects acacia honey and passion fruit notes.   A few seconds of aeration awakens the scent of dried apricot and fig enhanced by a hint of gingerbread. The flavor has a captivating roundness and sublime sweet notes of dried fruit and Muscato.  Followed by an aromatic orange peel rounds it off beautifully. An extraordinary experience that lovers of unique products will adore.” This exquisite expression of AOC Martinique is Bottled at 41 % ABV.