Tomatin 2010 Italian Collection Marsala Cask 46% 70Cl
The Italian Collection from Tomatin consists of three releases finished in Italian wine casks. This release was distilled in 2010 and aged for ten years in ex-bourbon casks followed by a finishing period in barrels that formerly held Marsala.
Marsala is a fortified wine from Sicily that has been made since the 18th century and was once immensely popular in England. The most commonly seen examples are sweet, though some dry wines known as vergine as also made. The grapes used include grillo, catarratto and inzolia. Typically Marsala has flavours of toffee, almonds, and orange peel.
Nose: Lots of warming spices like ginger with honeycomb, toffee, touch of tobacco here too and orangey fruit.
Palate: Orange peel, peppery spicy, toffee and subtle flavours of almond and orange peel.
Finish: Citrus note lingers with roasted oak notes.