Pale old pink with a creamy red glow shines mysteriously in the glass, dried berries and grapes stand out heavily from the Premium Snifter. Creamy and velvety dark fruit flavors through the nose, fermented and slightly sour fruit flavors mingle with malt and wet cereal, the nose is very idiosyncratic and yet interesting. Cherries, blackberries and currants are rising, somehow this combination of flavors reminds me of gauze and wound cream. The alcohol is very pleasantly integrated despite almost 60% and rarely shows its powerful side.
Creamy and velvety, the first sip flows over the tongue. Sweet and malty flashes for a short while, so that a dry mouthfeel sets in, discreetly wooden sharpness develops and slowly heats up the tongue. Suddenly, the salivation is stimulated, dark fruit flavors and malty cereal touch flood the palate, minimally show wooden echoes and again I associate the dominant at the moment aroma with gauze bandage and wound cream. Dark and spicy wood elements are released from the intensive and warming fruit note, walnuts show up and go with minimal sour berries in the aftertaste.
Warming and voluminous are dark berries and grapes on the tongue. The palate clings dry wood tones and grain aromas, old walnuts dissolve from the decaying fruity note, the last time the salivation is stimulated before the aftertaste with dark and creamy fruit notes fades away. What is left of dark wood tones, walnuts and intense malt aromas ...