Rust-brown copper with a wonderfully silky red shimmer shines in the glass, from the oily streaks sticking to the glass wall, a multitude of small drops are released, these dragging their endless paths back into the glass in slow motion. Creamy roasted aromas stand out heavily from the premium snifter and mingle with sweet raisins and hazelnuts. Malted cereal notes flash before dark and dried berries distribute their lush and smooth fruit aroma, velvety vineyard peach and creamy apricots fall in milk chocolate, sour cherries come on. From creamy caramel and sweet toffee dissolves a minimal smoky notes, currants and blackberries show off their sour side. Spicy wood tones mix with fruit salad and milk chocolate, the alcohol is mild and harmoniously integrated.
Sour cherries and spicy wood elements dominate the first impression. Chocolate and caramel come on, dried grapes and berries combine with hints of hazelnut and malty cereal. The mouthfeel gets noticeably creamier, a few butter flakes swim in the saliva under the tongue. Slowly sets minimal sharpness and tickles on the tongue. In the second sip, redcurrants and blackberries are followed by the sour cherry note, discreetly in the background, while apricots and oranges are doused with caramel and chocolate. Raisins and date end in subtle sharpness, a tiny pinch of white pepper spreads on the tongue and spreads its mild spiciness. Hazelnuts and chocolate, raisins, apricots and oranges, cherries and redcurrants are increasingly showing, with a minimal smoky note, malt and caramel.
The dark and dried fruit flavors stick with a tangy whale and hazelnut aroma on the palate. In the aftermath, the creamy and buttery mouthfeel is particularly intense, cedar wood and a hint of menthol or fresh mint end in subtle smoky and tobacco notes. Slowly the reverberation fades out and after a few moments gains in volume and complexity again. Pleasant warmth runs through the palate, spicy wood tones and a minimum of breathy wet leaves end in slightly peeled walnuts. What remains is minimal smoke and cedar wood. Tart and yet creamy, the finish finally ends.