Dark copper with a reddish glow shines in the glass. Creamy roasted aromas stand out powerfully from the glass, oily drops drip their long paths back into the glass on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Hazelnuts and dark berries show off their best side, caramelized sugar and sour cherries harmonize perfectly with each other, with slightly musty woody notes and wet leather. Dried oranges and velvety vineyard peach zealously compete, echoes of milk chocolate and candied fruit slowly stimulate saliva. Sweet tobacco, dark sherry aromas and spicy leather invite to the first sip.
Powerful sweetness and dark fruit aroma shows on the first sip on the tongue. The high alcohol content is also immediately noticeable on the palate, chubby heat and a hint of peppery pungency flood the mouth, sour cherries and plums end in dark orange and creamy peach. At the second sip sugar melts on the tongue, caramel and toffee come to the fore while again wooden sharpness with a pinch of pepper discreetly tickle on the tip of the tongue. A few drops of water make the gluten-diver appear creamier and more pleasing, which intensifies the musty leather and tobacco notes. Milk chocolate and freshly brewed espresso come on, sugar and sweet orange unite while spicy wood tones all the time discreetly in the background.
The wonderfully sweet and creamy fruit flavors stick to the palate for a long time, hazelnuts and chocolate merge to form nut chocolate, the leather and tobacco notes are still present. Oily and greasy, the finish sounds slow and remains with its powerful nature long in memory.