Fully matured in virgin oak casks. Just 6,000 bottles of Cù Bòcan Virgin Oak were produced – the second release in the series.
Appearance: Lager yellow/orange. A hairline swirl mark forms slowly, followed by a few thin legs.
Nose: A decent ABV wave, icing sugar, tropical fruits (think Lilt), baking spices and pancake batter.
It’s a nice friendly and quite a vibrant nose. Summery and would go well after a BBQ, relaxing on a summer evening in the garden.
Palate: Ooh, not what I was expecting. Now I get the damp leaf and more vegetal notes. Not sure about this one. Chocolate, blackjacks and a tingly peppery note. This one has the best mouthfeel out of the 3 though to be fair.
Finish: Short to medium. Blackjacks, chocolate and pepper.
Overall: I’m not a huge fan of this expression if I’m honest. There’s a very subtle ‘Stop and Grow’ note that I find unpleasant. A little chemically and overly vegetal.