The Micro Provenance series was introduced to the Bruichladdich line-up as a series of experiments, particularly with different casks from your usual oloroso to wine casks from the châteaux of Burgundy. Never have I seen a distillery put so much information on a bottle; you find the usual stuff, and then you note the exact type of barley used, which warehouse and rick the cask matured in, the exact dates of distillation and bottling, and more.
The Micro Provenance Syrah was distilled June 1, 2007, then matured in Cask #927 until March 16, 2018 when it 294 bottles were filled at a cask strength of 60.3% ABV.
Outturn: 294 Bottles
Mashbill: 100% Malted Barley – Optic
Cask Type: 1st Fill Syrah
Age: 10 Years
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Glass for Review: Spiegelau Nosing Glass
Nose: Wow that is fruity. The syrah influence is extremely apparent here. Ripe tropical fruits – kiwi, strawberry, pineapple, grapes. Very subtle hints of coconut.
Palate: A smattering of fruits continue from the nose to the palate; again the wine cask has heavily influenced this dram. The body is full of berries, dragon fruit and passion fruit.
Finish: Grapes linger from the palate to the finish. Spicy oak finally makes an appearance, but doesn’t unsettle the light fruit notes. The finish is fleeting and less bold than the palate, but not unpleasant.
Overall: I really like what Bruichladdich did with this dram. It’s an experiment gone well. The Syrah influence is extremely apparent and quite refreshing. This dram is light, but balanced and great for a warm summer day.
Average Price: $130-150US
Bruichladdich Micro Provenance 10 Year Syrah #927 - 60.3% ABV
Nose - 8.4
Palate - 8.4
Finish - 8
Overall - 8.4
I really like what Bruichladdich did with this dram. It's an experiment gone well. The Syrah influence is extremely apparent and quite refreshing. This dram is light, but balanced and great for a warm summer day.