Buffalo Trace Experimental Collection Chardonnay Aged Bourbon, 18 year old, 45%

Price: $50.00 Issue: Fall 2007 Reviewer: John Hansell

Aged in French oak chardonnay barrels for eight years after ten years in new oak. The oak influence is significantly greater in this bottling. Briefly sweet up front, with caramel, vanilla, candied fruit, and golden raisin. Then the oak resin, leather, and tobacco leaves take over, along with subtle black licorice stick. The dry oak finish lingers.