Old Portrero Single Cask Chardonnay “K&L”

Old Potrero SB K&L

Price: Discontinued

Distilled/Owned by: Anchor Distilling / Hotaling & Co

Region: California

55.3% ABV

Mashbill: 100% malted rye

Aged For: NAS

Cask Type: New charred oak, finished in Chardonnay casks

Chill Filtered: No?

 


 

Color: Orange Copper

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn.

Nose: Rotted grapes, rye spice, fruit and more white grapes, caramel, and oak.

Mouthfeel: Medium body

Palate/Taste: Green oak, rye, grapes, mint, vanilla, pine,

Finish: Medium length and warmth, sour grapes, oak, vanilla, cinnamon, and pepper.

Thoughts: There’s this sour wine note throughout that does not pair well with the natural herbal rye tones here. I don’t know if it’s the base malt I’m disagreeing with or the cask finish, but this one isn’t for me.

Score: 65 out of 100

 

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