Sullivans Cove XO Single Cask TDB0008 was distilled from 100% Tasmanian chardonnay and matured for ten years in a French oak ex-tawny cask. Bottled at 48.8% abv, this unique spirit is a beautiful expression of the Tasmanian wine from which it was distilled, combining the richness of the fortified wine cask with Tasmania's incredible terroir. A beautifully rich and savoury spirit that defies its definition as a brandy.
Nose: Cocao nibs, dates, almonds and ripe cherries with a hint of that nutty pine-lime Chardonnay grape note. Pine forest and damp earth oakiness. Thick cream, dried figs, redskin lollies and a dusting of cinnamon.
Palate: A dark, rich palate of cocoa, coffee, coconut and almond cake with a burst of dried papaya and pineapple. Savoury and dry with a beautifully gentle grip of fine French oak tannin, rich old tawny and brown sugar.
Finish: Dates, dried fruits, coffee, earthy brown sugars, very long. Savouring a Cherry Ripe, with a coffee liqueur, in a warm, dimly lit room on a winter's evening. A very happy place.