Balcones True Blue

Balcones True Blue

Price: $45 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Balcones

Region: Texas

50% ABV

Mashbill: 100% blue corn

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: Used casks

Chill Filtered: No

 


 

Color: Chestnut brown

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Strong vanilla, caramel, oak, sweet brown sugar, and chocolate

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Oak, pepper, cinnamon, caramel, burnt wood, and sharp corn

Finish: Medium length and long lasting, oak, vanilla, cherries, and brown sugar, again young sour corn appears.

Thoughts: The nose is absolutely lovely, big rich flavors, and then it’s downhill from there. I like most of the palate and finish, but they are ruined by the sharp and sour notes.

Score: 75 out of 100

 

 

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