Nose: Very nice and clean without a lot of wine tannins, if you’re expecting those… Red fruit, on the sour side, there’s some wine indeed, but it’s not cloying or over imposing on the distillate. a hint of white sultanas, oak, and gentle minerality.
Palate: A lighter body than the sherry, with nice sweetness, which is complemented by sour notes as well. very light tannins in this one, which is great (for me), more oak, and subtle vanilla along a floral, mineral edge.
Finish: quite short with some fruit leather, white sultanas, wine tannins, and a certain cinnamon touch, and grape pith.
Conclusion: Very balanced, and likable. Usually, I am not a big fan of wine maturation, but this one is very light on the tannins and not a wine-monster. Kudos to M&H as they have succeeded in creating a very balanced and well made ex-wine whisky.