Caramel and amber shine in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall sticks a variety of oily drops. Roasted hazelnuts and dried berries and grapes stand out powerfully from the glass, dark orange aroma combines with apricots and sour cherries, even now my salivation is stimulated. Sweet caramel and a hint of vanilla come up in the background is a pinch of fresh mint and lemon balm. Echoes of milk chocolate and spicy wood tones penetrate through the beautifully integrated alcohol which shows up from its powerful side now and then. Slightly fermented fruit flavors show up, as well as a handful of meadow herbs. The nose is fresher, more and more show sour cherries, blackberries and currants.
Dark berries and a few splashes of sour cherry juice exude an unusually fruity and sourish aroma at the first sip, while spicy wood tones end in resin and pine needles. Subtle heat again stimulates the salivation, hazelnuts and slightly earthy aroma combine to form a bitter mixture. Appearances of almond peculiar and gingerbread dissolve from the dark and partly bitter aroma, a cozy warmth flows through the palate. Do I taste lovage there? The aromas are closely interwoven, dominate it at the moment rather dark and tart fruits in combination with spicy wood tones and earthy nuances. With sour cherries and date, the taste slowly transpires into the aftertaste.
The tart fruit flames flare up again, tart and creamy wood tones stick to the palate, a subtle sharpness tickles on the tongue. Hazelnuts stick between the tongue and the palate, a few drops of sour cherry juice drip again into the saliva floating in the lower jaw, tart wood tones mix with dried orange slices and raisins. With a dash of peppermint the aftertaste sounds slow and leaves sour cherries and red berries on the palate.