24/23/23/23 / (93P)
Dark as Cola, the Secret Speyside shines in the Premium Snifter. An oily streak sticks to the glass wall, from which long syrup-like "legs" are loosened and their endless paths are pulled back into the glass. Dark dried fruit aromas stand out heavily from the glass, wooden weight is in the air. Caramelised sugar and a dark orange aroma are competing, raisins and juicy sour cherries flash, and crumbs of sweet and dried tobacco leaves are combined with cedar wood and a hint of old leather. Rasp of dark chocolate drops on plums and blackberries, dark caramel drips hard on dried orange slices, the "dark sherry aroma" is unbelievable and seems a bit overloaded. A few drops of viscous balsamic give the dark nose a slightly tart nuance, the spicy wood tones produce a sharp and dark contrast all the time. Sour cherries stimulate the salivation, I look forward to the first sip!
At the first sip, dark sherry flavors in combination with extremely spicy wood elements mercilessly hit the palate. Sweet dried berries and grapes flow oilyly over the tongue, sour cherries give off their beguiling aroma, dark chocolate and old tobacco unite during cold espresso with a few splashes of balsamic dripping from the tongue. Wood sharpness sticks to the tongue and leaves espresso powder on the tongue. The tongue contracts, spicy and dry wood elements stick between tongue and palate. Also taste shows the full "Dark Sherry Palette". Sour cherries, espresso, dark chocolate, lovage, dried oranges and raisins, sweetish tobacco leaves, old leather, hints of licorice and gingerbread emanate their beguiling aroma and do not let me get enough of this mysterious and mysterious bottling.
For a perceived eternity, the sherry flavors mentioned in the taste stick to the palate and give the impression that they never want to end. Gradually dark mint and a touch of eucalyptus from the spicy wood elements dissolve and freshen the entire mouth area, plump warmth dresses the palate while slightly tart wood tones stick under the tongue. On the tip of the tongue dances peppery pungency, dried fruit pieces swim creamy in the saliva.