Benromach Sassicaia 2009
Benromach released the 2009 edition of its Sassicaia Wood Finish recently. Like the previous editions (2005, 2006 and 2007) it was originally matured in first-fill bourbon barrels before being finished for 28 months in wine casks from the Bolgheri region in Tuscany, Italy.
On the nose, dusty barley, earthy, brown sugar, red berries some dark chocolate notes to taste smoke and blueberries, pepper and clove and little liquorice. To finish its not short but not overly long mild peat lingers on the palate.