Over the past few years, I’ve reviewed Redbreast 12-21, including a couple cask strength 12s. So it’s about time got into this Lustau. Hoping it carries the Redbreast spirit I have come to love over the years. This has the old-style packaging, circa 2018, for the record. Nose: Prominent shortbread cookie. Apple pie, plum, raisin, fig, date, and white grape. Orange citrus. Walnut. Caramel, vanilla, and toffee. Black pepper, clove, nutmeg, and oak. Very nice. Palate: Shorted cookie and brown sugar. Caramelized apple. Walnut and toasted almond. Apricot. Orange citrus. Plum, raisin, fig, and date. Caramel, vanilla, and toffee. Custard. Clove, nutmeg, and oak. Finish: Plum, fig, date, and raisin. Apple, pear, orange and apricot. Walnut. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and oak. I think this delivers. Olorosso sherry gives this an enjoyable profile. It doesn’t beat any of the other Redbreast variants, but that is no knock on this one considering my scores for the rest of the line. $55 for a single pot still of this caliber is more than worth the price. My love for Redbreast continues. Well done. 4/5.
55.0 USD per Bottle