Marvellous single malt from Tomatin and the French Collection range, which sees its whisky finished in a selection of French wine and spirits casks. For example, this expression right here has been given a finishing in Rivesaltes wine casks. Oodles of excellent sweet wines come from Rivesaltes, and it is those wines which have imparted the zesty, fresh fruit notes and warming nutty notes to this 12 year old single malt.
Nose: Orange oil, red berries, buttered bread, and flaky pastry.
Palate: More citrus notes, now in the shape of marmalade and grapefruit pith. Still packed with malty notes, plus a touch of walnut.
Finish: Lasting sugared almond sweetness.