Foursquare 13 Years Old Sample X 59.8% 2007
€ 79,98 (in. BTW)
|Bottelaar||Kintra Spirits & The Rum Mercenary|
|Cask Type||Refill bourbon Cask|
Serge Valentin (88)
No wine was involved this time. Colour: full gold. Nose: typical ex-bourbon, fresher, fruitier, cleaner, more straightforward, closer to the raw materials, with some cane juice indeed, apricots, honey, and even notes of… Sauternes. I am not joking, there's no Sauternes and yet there is Sauternes. Funnily absurd. With water: perfect. Vanilla, mead, plums, cane juice, orange blossom water, cassata… All is just top notch here. Mouth (neat): really very good, sweet and yet firm, citrusy, with more honey too (heather), sorb liqueur, honeysuckle syrup… With water: there, excellent. Remains full bodied and on sugarcane, as if no column rum was blended in this time, which I doubt having said that. Finish: long, with notes of that lovely liqueur they have in Belgium, Mandarine Impériale (or Mandarine Napoléon). Some say that when the Red Devils lose, that's because they've had too much of that. Comments: super excellent all-natural Foursquare. Refill bourbon anytime over wine anytime!