Dusky pink with a velvety reddish shimmer, the malt shines mysteriously in the glass. An oily streak has formed on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter, from which syrup-like "legs" come loose and pull their endless tracks back into the glass. Musty, slightly rotted fruit notes rise clumsily from the glass, dried and fermented berries exude their idiosyncratic aroma. Hints of chocolate and dark caramel appear, sour fruit aromas end again in muff and mold. Meadow herbs and a hint of thyme are released from the idiosyncratic fruit mix, sweet pears and bananas come into their own, the nose is extremely complex and varied. Rum pot, raisins and caramelized sugar appear, the flavors change every second ...
Sour fruit aromas and spicy wood tones dominate the first impression. Suddenly, sharpness floods the palate and envelops the tongue in a plump, warm cloud of wooden sharpness with white pepper. The second sip shows fermented and dried berries, slightly musty and moldy, old wooden elements come into their own before peppery pungency with dark caramel and sour fruits comes into its own. Caramelized sugar floats creamy on the tongue, raisins end in tart cedar wood and hints of tobacco and leather. This is followed by a touch of furniture polish, leather, tart tobacco and old walnuts become more intense and dominate the transition to the aftertaste with spices and herbs.
Tart wood elements, leather and tobacco stick to the palate, old splinters of walnut are spread on the tongue, again there is an extreme herbal and spice note. The dried fruits combine for the last time with cedar wood, tobacco and hints of leather before sour fruit flavors herald the end of the aftertaste.