The design is very nice, even if I'm not sad at the price, to have gotten no bottle.
I just had the 27yo of Acla in the glass, this one is very one-dimensional.
Buttery, oily - then the sweet sour smell rises from the pith of freshly crushed berries - raspberries, cassis rather sour - after a few minutes it becomes sweeter and it also comes to blueberry.
He seems well-balanced - the berry fruit notes from the barrel dance with the exotic citrus / passion fruit notes that the distillate brings. The Irishman is clearly recognizable. He has become mild with age you can inhale deeply - nothing stings and he looks delicious all around. He does not seem particularly complex to me - he does not need that - he knows what he can do - top.
With more time he opens again and tell more about his years in SherryWood - the first sip helps a lot.
The mild nose had let me fear that he is weakening here. The opposite is the case.
Great full-bodied creamy sherry notes fill the mouth with red berries that flow in exotic fruit flavors. Acid - sweetness and fruit aromas pulsate - deliver an exciting interplay.
Wood aromas are present and form a creamy spicy backdrop with some chocolate and pepper without ever getting bitter and with only a slight dryness.
Mint, espresso, leather, tobacco - when chewed, it shows its cooling-warming heart.
Very well balanced with a tremendous variety of flavors which spread over and over again with every new sip of the new unfolding and on the tongue.
very long, the woody aromas become clearer when the fruitiness fades, a lot of wax and peppery spices