It reminds me, by the slightly earthy note, of a barrel of whisky broker (Cask 1427), which was also filled in 2005, but this note was much stronger there.
Not a typical fruit sherry cask, rather an old library where coffee was drunk and cigar smoked on a leather couch.
I love this kind of sherrycasks as they mean variety.
Here you have old leather with a proper patina on it, lots of chocolate and tobacco, pretzel sticks, beechnuts, a bit wet soil and coffee beans join it.
The whole paired with a nice malty sweetie.
Dark heavy fruits (in the form of sweetened dates, raisins & plum jam) try, but fail to penetrate properly.
The Laddiecharakter is indeed quite overrun but still recognize, then comes some orange zest added.
Really great nose!
He pushes neatly, like in the nose with a lot of chocolate; the dark bittersweet fraction with high cocoa content.
Then it gets a bit nutty (freshly cracked walnuts and Brazil nuts), plus some acidity and a slight bitter note, in addition a decent portion of tobacco as before in the nose.
Overall, very warm, full-bodied and dry.
The palate is really great, albeit a balancing act at the same time.
Dry, and here also some oak, which I had almost nothing in the nose and on the palate.
The bittersweet chocolate and the other old flavors remain sticky for a long time