Cask Proof Roundstone Rye
Rob Allanson 9.0
Nose: Alcohol hits then red apples, raspberries and red boot polish. Nail varnish remover. Marzipan, custard cream tarts and nutmeg.
Palate: Big sweetness, vanilla and toffee, caramel coated apples. Snickers bars in liquid form, peanut, caramel and milk chocolate. The savory edge of dusty books.
Finish: Alcohol dries but the tannins and a sharp apple sweetness cling on.
Comments: Just what you want from a rye: spice punch, tannins and a dusty sweetness.
Sam Coyne 8.9
Nose: Caramel and red fruits. Spicy pepper and a hint of citrus peel. Fresh.
Palate: Really sweet – rum-like to begin with. Quickly becomes oakey, with genuine heat and spice. Caramel returns a bit later with a rye bread hit at the end.
Finish: Long and spicy. Red fruit becomes the lasting impression.
Comments: A well rounded number, full of intrigue. Flavors are pronounced, but always in balance. Give this one a go!