Notes from a blind tasting.
So I would never have come to a wine finish, was clearly Sherry for me! Oloroso in the nose and PX wet finish in the mouth. Originally I had typed on Glen Moray, but then found no suitable filling for me.
While the very first breath is still dark, fruity and sweet, it first looks very spicy and sweaty with a lot of brandy. After some rest, a very deep dark sweetness is present, together with a lot of barrel acid and a still enormous spiciness. Resinous beet syrup, only darker and actually an idea garlic. Approaches of effervescent sparkle now and then. First of all, the alcohol in the nose pricks up warmly, then a clearly defined acidity comes along, reminiscent of cheap (not bad) plum jam, too light for the good. With increasing temperature, the whole harmonizes to a much lighter and sweeter Sherrymalt with date bread and some Kahlua.
In the mouth he is much sweeter than expected, dark honey and dates here too. The entrance is powerful, to the rear comes a little eucalyptus, the oak keeps amazingly covered, only a trace of well sweetened espresso can be seen. The mouthfeel is very dense and oily. The second sip looks a bit thinner and shows significantly more barrel acid.
The finish is rather on the sweet side and is surprisingly short. However, he warms up very well.