Rating: For a moment something hesitated, but I'm pushing this bottling down to 90 points. Why did I hesitate? The keg did not do such splendid magic here as it did with other far more complex family casks. Therefore, I initially tended to a super good 89. Why was the hesitation just short lived? Because I just like this dark GF-FC-DNA and this filling also gave me a really delicious drinking pleasure. In the overall view a bit boring? Possibly. Anyway, it's just delicious.
Heavy, mahogany-colored and with a slight reddish tinge, the drop lies in the glass. Already when pouring the impression was very oily. Beautiful, intense sherry is literally pouring out of the glass. The first impression is very dark and bar any trace of sulfur. For it there are juicy raisins and sultanas and prunes full. Tasty hints of dried figs and dates join. The first impression is incredibly juicy-vinous and intense. Further facets do not come through at first. Instead of complex almost brutal. The high alcohol content is huge in the door and gives me my respect. I pinch to try this intensity pure. A teaspoon of water to 2-3cl opens the bottling. In a pleasant way, it gets noticeably chocolatic and gentler. When you look closer, the malt flavors come into their own for the first time. Juicy dark berries, together with the plums and plums, make my mouth water.
Remarkably creamy and intense at the same time, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. In addition to the dark sherry aromas from the nose chocolate and oak are immediately present in the taste. Instead of a slow taste development, there is almost everything immediately and at once. Dipped on chocolate, dark fruits and dried fruits dance through the mouth. Ripe plums and plums, ripe dark cherries, raisins and a dark forest berry mix set a delicious, intense and juicy exclamation point. This beautiful, dark fruity sherry characteristic is enveloped by a slightly grumpy oak surprisingly creamy and very tanninvoll. The taste picture is not very complex, but in a positive way it offers everything I expect from a barrel-dominated, dark Sherry-FC. In the transition to the finish is espresso and a hearty nut taste joins in the background to the chocolate.
The finish is medium to long. Accompanied by a pleasant-warm feeling in the epigastrium, juicy plums, raisins, dried figs and a lot of chocolate sound. The oak runs through the entire finish with its woody taste. Behind it there is caramel and a little espresso.