Longrow Red 13 Year Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon, 51.6%
Nose: Light peat, red berries, rubber, candied fruit, milk chocolate, candle wax, latex, vanilla
Palate: Oily and viscous, bubbly almost as if lightly carbonated, spicy, tame peat, more fruits, strawberry, strong vanilla, meaty
Finish: Long, drying oak, slightly tannic, more spices, and some smoke
Rating: 90/100 – Incredible | An all time favorite
My first introduction to both Longrow and the Red series and one that leaves quite a first impression. The peat is lighter than expected but I love what the Cabernet Sauvignon cask is doing to the malt. Just a wonderfully strong wine influence mingling with Springbank character. Will definitely be seeking out future releases.