Tasting notes – Nicks Wine Merchants – Melbourne
Belgrove Distillery White Rye New Spirit (11-5-2011 Distillation)
Crystal clear, silvery, slightly glycerous appearance. Initial nosings are captivating, fruity at first, then turning sweet gherkin-like. Aeration brings forward sweet, crusty rye bread top note along with roast chestnut and a hint of toffee apple. A very inviting new make nose.
The palate is gently spicy and more keenly grainy with an almost chewy texture (tastes faintly peaty). Finishes like quality fresh rye bread with with the crusty rye character re-asserting itself in the long, clean, dry aftertaste. Auspicious beginnings. 40% Alc./Vol.