Dark, almost orange caramel shines from the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall a large number of small "legs" pull their tough strips back into the glass. Sweet and dark sherry aromas are noticeable from afar, dried grapes and berries mix with creamy roasted aromas, maritime notes permeate the opulent sherry with their slightly salty nature, dried dates and raisins exude their wonderful aroma. Dark oranges and zests from dried orange peel fall into dark caramel and creamy toffee, from time to time the alcohol flashes through the heavy fruit aromas and creamy dark chocolate. Syrup, almost in the direction of cough syrup, pulls through the nose, again salt and maritime notes appear. Slowly my saliva flow is stimulated, I finally want to try the malt.
The first sip flows sweet and creamy on the tongue. Immediately afterwards, fiery sharpness burns on the tongue, the flow of saliva is massively stimulated while dark sherry flavors in the form of raisins, dates, oranges and dark chocolate liner the palate voluminously. Black coffee floats under the tongue, ginger and a pinch of pepper stick on the tongue, dark and creamy wooden elements come out spicy. The taste shows maritime notes, salt and the scent of sea and sea occasionally gain the upper hand. Chocolate and oranges are spread throughout the mouth with the second sip, caramelized sugar and chocolate stick to the tongue, the salty and peppery spiciness in the background keeps moving to the foreground. Sweetness and fruit play with each other, maritime notes fraternize with an opulent sherry aroma, from time to time tart wood tones appear.
Dark sherry flavors draw warmly through the palate, zests of old orange peel stuck under the tongue, chocolate mixes with tart and spicy wood tones. The maritime notes of the nose and taste are also evident in the aftertaste. At the end of the aftertaste there is a slightly mentholic peppermint note, walnuts and caramelized sugar complete the wonderful aftertaste. The aftertaste remains voluminous for a long time with a subtle, sharp base note.