Balvenie 16 Year Old French Oak Pineau Cask Finish

The Balvenie French Oak is a vibrant Single Malt finished in casks that previously held Pineau wine from the French Charentes vineyards.
It has been matured for 16 years, first years of maturation in American oak casks brings an abundance of vanilla spice and warm honey notes, while the second maturation in Pineau casks creates notes of energizing grapefruit, geranium, glazed fruit and ginger.
This is the first of The Balvenie finishes to explore French Oak.

    Nose:    Beautifully balanced light floral notes from lotus and geranium flowers dance between hints of fresh meadow grass and pealed apple skin.

    Taste:    An energising zing from tangy lemon rind and grapefruit meet the delicate subtle sweetness of glazed fruits and spice from root ginger.

    Finish:   Refreshingly concise.