Intense amber rests in the glass, thick "legs" pull their tough webs on the glass wall of my premium sniffer. Deliciously sweet and dark-fruity, it raises its wonderful fruit aroma, old vanilla combines with dried mandarins and overripe apricots. A trophic fruit mix is added, mango, pineapple, papaya and bananas mingle with sour kiwi and a few splashes of lemon. A subtle minty note is in the background, with minimal menthol and hints of citrus fruits. Gradually, the saliva is stimulated, malting cereal flavors come into their own. For me, the grape-typical "wet" cereal note is harmoniously in harmony with the typical Grainsweet for me, the nose is the Excalibur unmistakably a grain!
Mild and carried by dark fruit flavors, the Excalibur flows through the mouth, slightly dry and spicy wood tones join. Slowly, pleasant sharpness comes up and tickles lightly on the tip of the tongue. Appearances of grapefruit and lemons end creamy and spicy, butter flakes and biscuits come on. The second sip shows apricots, apples, grapefruit, mandarins and baked bananas. From spicy wood elements dissolve mentholic freshness and a hint of peppermint, a voluminous spice mixture announces the aftertaste.
Thyme and rosemary stick to the palate, oily and creamy butter flakes and spicy pieces of wood float in the saliva under the tongue. Menthol refreshes the palate, citrus fruits play with yellow dried fruits. A pinch of pepper falls on the tongue, oily and creamy, the spicy and dry wood tones climb up the tongue, hints of cedar, leather and tobacco flash on. Slowly the sound fades away, a greasy and oily film remains for a felt eternity on the tongue.