EYE / NOSE
Rich, brownish tone. Sherrysüße leads, followed by a slightly mentholische stitch of the cask strength and then it is relatively quickly very spicy in the nose. A touch of maggie herb and green pepper. A bouillon cube seems to have lost its way into the barrel ... Roast sauce ... if the Valinch holds that on the palate, what the nose here hints, I would probably blind rather typed on a Mortlach than a Laddie.
Less alcoholic than I had feared. Nevertheless, a few drops of water help him to take a bit of his exuberant power and polish up the elegance a bit. Honey sweet, sweet - not bitter orange marmalade, the nuts I've already noticed in the nose, and again sherry without end. And there are the expected meaty notes, which already cried MORTLACH in the nose. Not unpleasant, but not necessarily my favorite nuances among the many sherry game types. In any case, after twelve years in the Fresh Sherry Barrel, I can not really make much of Laddie's basic character. No wonder, it should not go unmentioned. Really nice is that our CV 41 has no miss notes. Sulfur nil. Thanks, Adam!
FINISH / CONCLUSION
Behind the back he heats up properly. The sweet sherry with the nut and dried fruit flavors of figs and apricots gives it a very long finish overall, but it gets pretty dry. You have to like it. An unabridged Sherry Laddie without Zipp and Zapp. Pleasant digestive after an opulent meal, especially for red wine drinkers who appreciate a dry, rather mineral finish.