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Kavalan 10th Anniversary Bordeaux Margaux Wine Cask-Matured Single Malt, 57.8%

Price: $283 Issue: Fall 2019 Reviewer: Jonny McCormick

Beautiful dark amber in color, this has a fabulous nose of lush red-berry fruits, blueberry, red apple, blackcurrant, Fabbri strawberries, peppercorn, wet slate, dry oak, wood spices, and smoked meats. The power of the muscular whisky matches the majesty of the wine cask: berry fruit flavors seep from the thick caramel mouthfeel amid an explosion of pepper at high strength, but with water added this still has incredible range. NT$8,800