Palate: Even fruitier on the palate... This time it's sweet and tart: Passion fruit, prickly pears and red plums. Sliced mangos and dried papayas. Guava, pomegranate seeds and fruit punch. After some time in the glass it gets drier and oakier and water also dials the tartness down a notch which I was actually enjoying a lot: Lemon chamomile tea, salted yellow grapefruit and cheese brine.
Finish: Medium to long with toasted oak staves, white cranberry juice and cookie dough.
Overall: Well, I was already expecting something special given that the cask carrying Sku's seal of approval but this is a true stunner. Tart, sweet and creamy... Tropical fruits, subtle spices and salt. It is beyond my understanding how a spirit can spend 58 years in an oak cask and still preserve this level of fruitiness. Top notch cask management. Damn, it tastes good... Many thanks to Steve Ury for making this magnificent bottling available for us and convincing Pasquets to partner with him. I am already excited about the future bottlings..!