Belle Meade Bourbon Mourvèdre Cask Finish
Belle Meade // Indiana (bottled in Tennessee), USA
Belle Meade Bourbon Mourvèdre Cask Finish is the first release in a four-part series from Nelson's Green Brier Distillery dubbed the Craftsman Cask Collection. Each offering in the series will be aged for 10 years before being finished in a unique cask type. This expression was rested for 148 days in a single mourvèdre red wine cask from Withers Winery in the Sierra Foothills of California. Only 288 bottles were in the release, offered at 117 proof.
BourbonProduced anywhere in USA; Mash bill of at least 51% corn; aged in new, charred oak containers.
Cask Typefinished in mourvèdre red wine cask
"Juicy plums and cherries open on the nose, with oak, brown sugar, and baking spices. The palate is big and booming, with smoky char, cinnamon, spearmint, orange peel, and raisins. There's a mix of fruity, near savory and lightly acidic notes which walk a line of influence between vermouth and verjus. A length finish continues to unfold over time, with swirling sweetness, spice and oakiness giving you plenty to chew on."