We cannot remain indifferent here. There is definitely something "more", which makes you dream.
Perfect from start to finish. I don't even know if the note really makes sense.
I pour my sample, then smell my glass. Friendly. Nothing more. I'm starting to wonder why the average score is so high and if the “Samaroli” dream is really objective.
Then I wait, I wait 45 minutes, I come back to this nose and it clicks. Wow. What a Sherry! What a monster!
I don't think we're here on the perfect sherry. On the contrary, it is its slight imperfections and its crazy intensity that give it a crazy charm.
An extraordinary woody note, on dry, racy noble wood. A bit of molasses, reminiscent of some of the best demerara.
Luxury leather, perfectly maintained new shoes.
Dried mandarin zest, currant grapes, and a little prune, fig, date.
Coffee and a little dark chocolate.
But above all a diabolical and heady freshness. Camphor, medicinal, bandage, eucalyptus, peppermint. So intense, and yet it doesn't crush the rest of the dram.
We can stay on it for hours.
In the mouth, this is also the intensity that impresses. Alcohol is perfectly integrated.
The noble wood is always present and defines the whole structure of this mouth. Leather, shoe polish, old furniture, old but well maintained.
The fruit is cooked, stewed. Cherry, blackberry, blackcurrant; figs.
But also the acidity of citrus fruits, fresh and in zest: orange, tangerine.
We always have camphor, delicious, which rolls up the fruits.
A little coffee always, lightly roasted. A little chocolate, dark and milk.
The final is endless. We find this heady freshness of the nose.
We start with the fruit, then toffee, cocoa. We move on to leather, wood, spices, then we continue with citrus zest, and finally camphor, peppermint, eucalyptus.
We keep the fruitiness in the mouth for a long time, like a little sweet candy.
The empty glass is a delight. Walnuts, toasted almonds, redcurrant coulis (grand veneur sauce), candied lemon, orange and licorice.