Gold - bronze
At first some lovage (Maggi herb). The dry sherry nose comes through very quickly. Very fine and ripe but also strong because of the cask strength.
After warming the hand, add some sulfur and smoke. But only in the background and everything is slightly dirty. In addition, fine lemony notes and a touch of peppermint.
After adding water, the salty - maritime profile and tart red fruits emerge more clearly. The sherry character takes a back seat.
Strong start without water. Slightly sweet and delicate sour fruit flavors that disappear quickly. A slightly salty, maritime edge. Then there is clearly dry sherry again.
After adding water, it becomes fruity, sweeter and salty. It also somehow makes it more viscous. Does him very well.
Long finish. Clearly dry sherry and wood aromas again. Hardly bitter.
After adding water, there is also a significant increase in fruit and sweetness.
Water is definitely very good for him. Without water, very sherry-driven, but hardly any bitterness. With water, the sherry moves into the 2nd row and lets sweetness, fruit and salt through better. Really good jumper. I look forward to the development of the substance over time in the opened bottle.
I get 90 points for now.
As expected, the whisky improves a bit in the opened bottle. Now
everything a little rounder and softer. The beast shows fewer claws and purrs. Now 92 points: o)