With aeration, the greediness has no limits and we find ourselves caught in a jam of citrus fruits, quince, apricot. It is a jam where the fruit largely dominates over the sugar so that their thick yet elegant aromas massively invade and coat the nose. The little touch of copper is there to maliciously enhance the whole, it takes on the air of a cherry stone for the occasion.
The palate is powerful and luminous, with a coppery attack that opens up to round, sweet red fruits. The parade of fruits is then launched, with heady notes of lychees, strawberries, dried apricots, quince, and orange jam. The spices are not to be outdone, and the ginger gives a little “kick” behind the tongue. It’s concentrated rum, like a sticky resin that won’t let go of your taste buds.
The finish is round, long, and truly fragrant, between rose, candied fruit, and herbal tea…”
“This New Grove is a great success, in line with the previous single casks, with even more fruity goodness.