Pick of the Launches

19 February, 2018



Brand owner Irish Distillers/Pernod Ricard

RRP US$65, €53

Markets US, Canada and Ireland (including Ireland Travel Retail)

Contact Nathan Nye: Nathan@RTC.london

Green Spot Château Montelena has been initially matured in American bourbon and sherry casks then finished for a year in casks previously filled with Zinfandel wine from the Château Montelena winery in California’s Napa Valley.

Created at the Midleton Distillery by Kevin O’Gorman, head of maturation, and long-serving head blender Billy Leighton, Green Spot Château Montelena is the second edition in the Wine Geese series following the launch of Green Spot Château Léoville Barton in 2015.

Bottled at 46% abv and without chill-filtration, Green Spot Chateau Montelena will be available in limited quantities each year in its markets.

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