2009 Release Pappy Van Winkle Family Reserve Aged 20 Years Stitzel Weller 750ml
$8299.99 price per bottle
(Pre-Buffalo Trace vintage)
Nose: Stewed fruits on the nose, sweet spices, oiliness, white chocolate, walnut.
Palate: Rich, soft and sweet oak with custard. The mouthfeel is like silk, and Preston Van Winkle likens this to a classic Cognac, and we reckon he's onto something. The maturity, smooth/oily feel of this on the tongue, coupled with musty fruitiness sum up what we love about a decent XO, this is sublime.
Finish: Good length, with hints of honeycomb, peppery spices and prune.