The A.P. John Reserve Select French Oak Barrels are part of the continuing re-finement of coopering at A.P. John. We have developed a specific toast method we call "SFT". Together with oak seasoning regimes, this toasting method creates a barrel that displays fresh spice / oak characters on the nose whilst delivering a soft early integrating palate.
Close attention to toasting formulae and stringent quality controls ensure consistent results from barrel to barrel.