An incredibly complex nose. The age here delivers exactly what I would expect. Soft and gentle, but still strong in aroma. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. The typical great sherry aromas dominate, dark cane sugar, rhum raisins, candied dried plums, overripe bananas, mango and a large load of freshly polished leather. Marzipan coated in black chocolate. Sweet and tart notes alternate, some oak, some oriental spices, then the cane sugar again. Simply great, I can smell this dram for hours. Finally fried bananas, I rarely have that ...
Furthermore extremely soft, creamy, gentle and yet with a great taste. Not watery or boring, on the contrary, only the alcohol is simply perfectly integrated and does not sting or burn at all. The aromas from the nose drag on into the taste, the leather and the tropical fruits dominate. There is a little more spice, a slight bitterness and a little oak, but then again the overripe bananas and fruits and also the sherry aromas with the raisins and dried plums and plums. Cinnamon and caramel are added, and some orange jam. Towards the finish, a light note of pepper on the edge of the tongue, which lets the taste explode again in the mouth.
Seamless transition from the taste, with a medium-long persistence of slightly bitter sherry, cinnamon, leather and dark chocolate. Light pepper on the edge of the tongue, light tickling on the palate. It would be nice if the finish stayed a lot longer ...
One paints with pleasure from A to Z, close to perfect drinking pleasure and not for nothing the best malt I have been allowed to drink so far. A dream that I will miss very much when my bottle is empty.
N-96, T-96, F-95 for excellent 96 points.