Dark, almost rust-brown amber gleams mysteriously in the Premium Snifter, long oily "legs" pull their tracks back into the glass on the glass wall. The first nosing raises powerful roasted aromas and dried berries, mineral peat and sweet smoke massage the olfactory suppositories, creamy caramel melts with dark berries and old oranges to a fragrant mixture. Peppermint and hazelnuts combine with apricots before slightly decayed wood tones are brought to bear. The alcohol is harmoniously integrated, gradually cherries and bacon released in butter come to light.
Cold smoke and a hint of ash envelop the tongue and clothe the palate with dark fruit and burned wood flavors. Creamy, spicy wood elements merge, dark dried berries and cold smoke play together, a light tingle tickles the tongue. Oily butter and a hint of bacon, hazelnuts and caramelized sugar end in dark fruit flavors. Slowly, my saliva is stimulated, again come voluminous smoke flavors to advantage. Old peppermint provides a refreshing contrast to the otherwise rather dark and creamy elements, hazelnuts and almonds are roasted in a pan.
Creamy and oily, the dark aromas in the mouth float, walnuts and spicy wood tones dissolve from sweet dried berries and grapes. With a subtle smoke and Aschenote the aftertaste passed relatively quickly, with a discreetly sharp film is still stuck to the tongue and fresh mint pulls through the palate. Oily, the different flavors blur together, a sweet and fruity smoky note remains for a relatively long time with walnuts in memory.