Dark amber with a reddish glow shines in the Premium Snifter while a syrupy streak forms on the glass wall after pouring. In slow motion, a large number of small drops dissolves from the streak and sticks to the glass wall. Creamy roasted aromas rise, dark berries and grapes exude their intense aroma with opulent caramel. Leather mixes with bitter raisins, balsamic and zest from old orange peel fragrant in the air, hazelnuts fall into creamy toffee, the leather aroma is more dominant and slightly decayed wooden planks dissolve salt and hints of citrus. A touch of bitter tobacco mixes with herbs and spices to a characterful Melange. The salivation begins, I inhale vigorously several times and am extremely enthusiastic about this "old school sherry nose". I could smell for hours on this incredibly complex and harmoniously matched nose!
Balsamic, dates and raisins lie on the first sip smooth over the tongue. From old wood tones creeps subtle sharpness and a pinch of black pepper immediately heats the tongue and the palate. Leather comes up, a touch of sulfur dissolves from the wet leather note, tobacco and meadow herbs end in a fresh dash of menthol and mint. I fancy a subtle hint of smoke, as well as salty hints and some liquorice. In terms of taste, the Braes of Glenlivet burns a real fireworks display, old oranges and slightly sour tart abrasions of orange peel remind me a little of orange marmalade with pieces of peel. Another sip brings furniture polish and salty sea water to light, again shows a muted smoke, leather and tobacco are dominant. Warm, sizzling clinging sherry aromas on the palate and with these dark and sometimes tart fruit and wood flavors, the taste goes into the aftertaste.
Dark and tart dark cherries and dates on the palate, leather and tobacco scurry past, warming sticks a film of herbs and balsamic on the tongue. Again show old and slightly dried oranges, hazelnut chips fall into chocolate and caramel. Slightly salty, black espresso and again furniture polish comes to light, dried herbs stick to sticky forest honey, with slightly salty licorice and creamy balsamic notes, the aftertaste sounds slow. Leather and herbal mixture will be remembered for a long time.