BLANTON’S Single Barrel #453 French Connections 55%
Bourbon, United States / Kentucky, 70cl, Ref: 58322
This remarkably well-balanced version perfectly reproduces the fresh and heady character of Blanton’s. Clearly distinct from each other, every stage of the tasting is a particularly expressive and inspired mini scene that could work as a stand-alone piece. The marvellously cereal character of the nose makes way for a palate that heads immediately to the Orient to better highlight its originality. In a climax, the finish gains relentlessly in power, becoming increasingly rich and deliciously tactile.
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- Appearance : topaz with copper hues.
- Nose : refined, distinguished. On the first nose, maize reveals radiant beauty. Very expressive, it is also characterized by notes of toffee, mango, candied orange and heather honey. Allowed to breathe, maize continues to leave its gentle mark on the aromatic palette. This time, the cereal notes are refreshed with spearmint and heady florals (geranium, lilac). Next, aromas of candy sugar and agave honey gradually fill the air.
- Palate : unctuous, elegant. The creamy (vanilla, milk tart) attack invites us to enjoy a delicious marmalade. Increasingly original, on the mid-palate, it reveals flavours of green tomato tempura, sugar cane juice and Turkish delight (rose petal). The powdery and fibrous end of the palate wavers between chocolate, grated ginger and chestnut purée. Outstanding.
- Overall : long, accomplished. Precious wood, beeswax, wildflower honey and salted butter caramel bring lots of light and richness to the start of the finish. Slightly rooty (ginseng, gentian), it refreshingly reveals a very beautiful fruity bitterness (Mirabelle plum, greengage plum). The tactile end of the palate is like taffeta and the rugged skin of wild peach. The retro-nasal olfaction is spicy (nutmeg, cumin), mentholated and medicinal (tiger balm). The empty glass is intensely vanilla and roasted (tobacco, coffee).
- The brand
In 1983, Blanton’s was the first bourbon to be released as a single cask bottling, revolutionising American whiskey in the process. It is produced in the Buffalo Trace distillery in the heart of Kentucky. This straight bourbon is named after Colonel Blanton who ran the distillery from 1912 to 1953. Inspired by his predecessor, Blanton’s creator took advantage of the end of cask rotation, and decided to allow each cask to express its own unique flavour profile. This is why Blanton’s different expressions are able to offer a succulent and precise range of cereal, spice, candied fruit, citrus fruit and floral notes. Find out more
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