Southern Belle is a project between Julian Van Winkle of the famed Pappy Winkle and Dan Philips of Petit Hameau. The idea of putting wine in used Bourbon barrels has often been frowned upon, but this creation has exceeded expectations.
Medium deep opaque purple color with dark red rim. Initial aromas redolent of blackberry and blueberry with underlying hints of red fruits give way to pleasing complex elements of vanilla and toffee. Soft, big, yet elegant mouth fee. Rich and full-bodied with superb balance and grip lead to a long finish full of ripe fruit and complex flavors.