Roborel De Climens - 2016 Finition Ugni Blanc

A French artisanal single malt whisky created by Aymeric Roborel de Climens, an ex-oenologist and winemaker who worked for more than 20 years with renowned producers in Bordeaux. These whiskies are 100% French from beginning to end, using their old family distillery, and all the resources have been sourced from within the country. With his experience in the wine industry, Aymeric selects the best barrels from each winery for aging (from six to eighteen months), creating a nuanced identity for each release. He's been using mainly Cognac, Merlot and Sauternes barrels, but recently has created a whisky aged in Banyuls barrel (similar to a sherry cask), and has partnered with a Muscadet producer to use their amphorae, creating something really special and rare. These whiskies appeared in Australia for the very first time in late 2020 – in tiny quantities. Be quick.

Aymeric's unique 2016 Finition Ugni Blanc Single Malt was first aged in French oak barrels before passing into Cognac barrels. The finishing barrels come from Château Montifaud, in Jarnac-Champagne, and contained exclusively vintage Cognac 1989. A flirtatious nose of creamy vanilla and slightly toasted white oak leads into a bright, complex body encased in a luxe, oily texture. It begins gently, delicately, before moving into a generous and grippy finale worthy of a standing ovation. Subtle cask influence. Relax in your leather armchair and contemplate the meaning of life. Just 950 bottles produced!

 

Type Whisky || Origin Alsace, France || ABV 46% || Vol 500ml