Released in 2018 in celebration of the 10th anniversary of Kavalan distillery's first release, a limited edition set of two single cask Solist expressions. Kavalan Bordeaux Margaux was matured in Bordeaux Margaux wine casks and the Kavalan Bordeaux Pauillac was matured in Bordeaux Pauillac wine casks. Encased in a deluxe gift box set with two branded glasses, the two bottles fit together to complete the Roman numeral 'X' for 'ten'. Only 3,000 bottles of each were produced. Both are bottled at 57.8%. (Bottle sizes 1 litre)
Kavalan BORDEAUX MARGAUX WINE CASK MATURED SINGLE CASK SINGLE MALT
Beautiful aromatic caramel sauce infused with warming spices greets the nose. Thick, decadent dessert wine and simmering dark brown sugar emerge, followed by fresh fleshy fruit and gentle Cedarwood in the distance.
A warming sweet arrival leads to a melting of rich, buttery toffee that's studded with plump raisins. A beautifully light sour plum wine now appears with a faint, but assertive nuttiness.
Long and incredibly rewarding. The sweetness mingles with the gentle tart notes to reward the drinker with a delightful dance of flavours on the tongue.
Kavalan BORDEAUX PAUILLAC WINE CASK MATURED SINGLE CASK SINGLE MALT
A beautiful nose of soft fruits, from ripe blackcurrants, to strawberries in syrup with a touch of apple. The wine influence is unmistakable. Smoked meat, cumin, ground coriander seeds, and finely grated pepper balance out the flavours.
Soft fruits drizzled with toffee, before an explosion of fruity flavours and accompanying spices. It is highly enjoyable at cask strength and develops a delicious vanilla creaminess as it is held in the mouth. It handles dilution extremely well at a variety of strengths.
Front of the mouth spiciness, cooked fruits, and throat-coating warmth.