On the topic of sulfur: I personally do not like typical sulfur notes. In this bottling, I tend to associate sulfur with musty forest soil, decayed wood, and sulfurized fruit. Here I find the "sulfur note" rather than enrichment and positive.
Old straw with a silken orange glow shines in the glass. On the glass wall of my Premium Snifters sticks a tough streaks of the occasional small thick drops and stick eternally to the glass wall. Old oranges and apricots stand out with a subtle peat note powerful from the glass, slightly musty comes to decayed and wet forest floor to advantage. Gradually, the relatively high alcohol content of volume and tickles slightly in the nose. A minimal hint of sulfur dissolves from dried grapes and berries, subtly maritime hints come in the form of salty sea water and a few algae to the fore. The nose is more and more of floral, slightly grassy nuances before then again sulfurized raisins and darker Sherryaromen push into the foreground. Caramelized sugar combines with hints of peat smoke, dried tobacco leaves and echoes of cedar spread creamy, here and there shows milk chocolate and toffee. Slowly, the old and dignified Sherrynase stimulates my saliva, I look forward to the first sip!
Powerful, the first sip flows over the tongue. Wet forest soil, resinous spruce ends sharp and prickles on the tongue. White pepper heats the palate and tongue with an unusual spice blend, while old walnuts and hard caramel are ensnared by subtle peat and smoke notes. Slightly salty, dried apricots and zests of old oranges appear, minimal citrus fruits are in the air. The second sip is carried by slightly smoky peat flavors in combination with dried fruits creamy throughout the mouth area. Again, caramelized sugar and milk chocolate come to the fore, spicy wood tones end pleasantly sharp on the tongue and clothe the palate with supple warmth. The subtle sharpness gradually fades, a short chilli-catch flashes, moldy forest soil mixes with brine and chocolate. Appearances of tobacco dissolve from walnuts and dry wood tones, fruity freshness rises, grapefruit and a few drops of lemon give the slightly smoky and minimal peaty mouthfeel a harsh impact.
Chubby warm dark fruit notes with decayed woody notes voluminous through the palate. Fruit plays with sweetness, old walnuts end in musty decayed brushwood and forest soil, citrus fruits and a hint of menthol give the finish a fresh and tart touch. Smoky hints, salt, chocolate, caramel ... in the end the complete impressions of the nose and the taste are reflected. Gorgeous!