LEDAIG 11 ans 2007 Burgundy Wine Finish COLLECTIVE 2.0
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland, 70cl, Ref: 55186
Just as complex as the Ledaig 2010 Artist Collective found in our 2018 Collection catalogue, this version, which has been aged in ex-Burgundy casks, is unquestionably more peaty and smoky. Not that anyone will be complaining, least of all fans of the empyreumatic whiskies of the Scottish Hebrides. Thanks to the perfectly mastered Burgundy finish, which brings lots of maturity to the palette of aromas and flavours, this intensely phenolic character takes its place with complete decorum.
Profile: the refined initial nose is covered in a thin layer of incense and ash. Allowed to breathe, a dry peat is accompanied by spices (nutmeg). The attack on the palate is smoky and salty. It then becomes medicinal, spicy and fruity (pear). On the finish, peat now takes up almost the entire palette of flavours. Nonetheless, aromatic plants, exotic fruits and citrus fruits bring lots of nuance.
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- Appearance : vibrant gold.
- Nose : fine, spiritual. A thin layer of incense and ash begin by flooding the aromatic palette. Behind this, malted barley shines with herbaceous freshness. Allowed to breathe, a more dry peat is accompanied by spices (clove, nutmeg) and citrus fruits (grapefruit). Gradually the air is saturated with smoke and phenolic notes (fine hail, tarmac).
- Palate : direct, lively. On the attack, the smoke and salty notes (kelp, seaweed) have gained the upper hand. This is followed by a deeply liquorice and medicinal sequence (camphor, mustard poultice). The very taught mid-palate is spicy (clove, star anise), fruity (pear, yellow plum) and slightly chocolatey. The end of the palate displays a very pleasant herbaceous freshness (white peppermint).
- Overall : long, firm. Inundated with mineral salts, the peat now takes up almost the entire palette of flavours. And yet it allows citrus fruits (lemon), aromatic plants (verbena, sage), and exotic fruits (pineapple, banana) to add their own nuance to the very end of the palate. The retronasal olfaction is characterized by notes of coconut milk and bitter almond. The empty glass is intensely smoky.
- The brand
Artist, Lands of Scotland, Malt Pedigree, Tartan, The Ten, Very Cloudy... all of these whisky ranges – composed of single malts and single grains – have one thing in common: they were all created by the team at La Maison du Whisky. They are the fruits of many decades of close collaboration with some of the most prestigious bottlers in Scotland. For some years the French importer and exclusive distributor of the classic ranges of well-known spirits producers, La Maison du Whisky was soon granted the very rare privilege of being able to complement these ranges with their own, bringing together two sets of expertise, two reputations and two complementary histories under one, single label.
The lineSince the dawn of time, artist collectives have been a place of exchange, inspiration and creativity. In the same way, each of the single malts found in our Artist Collective range draws the richness of their olfactory and gustatory palettes from the marriage of various casks. Devoted to diversity, every region and every style of Scottish single malt, peated and unpeated, are represented. Within this range we also find 43%, 48%, 57.1% (100 proof) and cask-strength bottlings. To illustrate the labels of the six bottlings in our first collection, La Maison du Whisky has called on contemporary artists from very different backgrounds. Each of them brings their own very personal touch that echoes the richness of the single malts selected!
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