A great and intense sherry bomb. This bottling is dominated by sun-ripened orange, raisins, cinnamon, chocolate and sugar. The addition of water is useful in my opinion, this is the extremely high alcohol defused and also the malt gains in creaminess and harmony. A great bottling, I like it very much!
Reddish copper shines from the Premium Snifter while lumbering dark sherry aromas lift up. Intense orange aroma dominates the first impression, zests and abrasion of old oranges fall into creamy milk chocolate, velvety vineyard peach and caramelized sugar are added. Raisins and dried dates, sour cherries and blackberries, plus sweet toffee and caramel. I perceive a minimal musty and musty scent, then immediately the full-bodied and voluminous sherry aroma is on the spot again. Started by the full "Sherrydröhnung" the nose I would like to try the Malt immediately and look forward to the first sip.
Dark sherry aromas and an extremely high alcohol content beat mercilessly on the palate and on the tongue, dried berries and dark oranges are immediately mixed with spicy wood tones and a pinch of cinnamon. Slowly, the alcohol evaporates and tart, slightly dry wood elements stick to the palate. I add some water. The nose opens, cinnamon and slight mildew now dominate the nose, the taste is the malt much milder and creamier, it also gains sweetness. Toffee, milk chocolate, caramelized sugar, oranges, cherries, cinnamon, raisins and peaches delight the palate and whet your appetite for more.
The aftertaste is due to the addition of water relatively mild and creamy. Cinnamon and sugar play together, a strange spice note comes gradually to light. Raisins, hints of hazelnuts and walnuts stick creamy on the palate and sound relatively quick again. Chubby warmth floods the palate for the last time, then the reverberation goes away and leaves a creamy nut note.