Tasting Notes: The Multi-Vintage Cuvée Dr Brendan O’Regan, disgorged in February 2020, is based on 2016, with some reserve of the 2009 vintage, and it is in its second release. It is named after Dermot Sugrue’s grandmother’s brother, who essentially invented duty-free in Ireland.
With a slightly higher dosage (9g/L), it presents a clean, precise, very complex bouquet of gunflint and smoke combined with orange pith and honeysuckle, all extremely well defined and displaying a little more spiciness than the regular cuvées. Possessed of wonderful depth and quite saline, it fans out brilliantly toward a finish that lingers in the mouth. Stunning.