Rating: The nose rewards it if you give it a lot of time. Happy more than an hour. She also liked me the most. Taste and finish fall off a bit in particular in terms of diversity. This bottling is not for me a large bottle candidate. Basically I like but such oak boards with a lot of espresso in the finish. Even if they get a bit grumpy. Consequently, I have a total of delicious 90 points.
A nose that invites you to rollercoaster. At first, as expected, there is a lot of sherry. Intense raisins and plums meet malt, leather and hazelnut. Chocolate hints at delicious but suddenly sheer alcohol rears up. A surprisingly strong adhesive note, solvents and furniture polish, together with grapefruit, grated lime peel and mint, hit the nose intensely and almost make my tears come. At first a bit taken by surprise, however, the nose gets used to this enormous intensity over time. As soon as that happens, the picture turns again. Suddenly I manage to smell almost all the flavors described so far and there are more and more facets: chocolate, plum jam, a hint of peach, red juicy apples, pears, redcurrants just to name a few. A really exciting, lively aroma carousel.
Soft, intense and surprisingly sweet, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Raisins, prunes, plum jam and chocolate rinse in the mouth. Accompanied by blueberries and ripe red and blackcurrants. Now and then malt, grain and anise flash through. Then the oak works spicy and accompanied by a cozy warmth in the foreground. With a comparatively clear mouthfeel there is more and more dry oak wood and nutty toasted aromas. Anis has a mysterious presence and a decent amount of coffee makes it into the finish.
The finish is medium to long, dry and very woody. Sherry, dried fruits and chocolate make for a delicious backdrop and leave the oak to the stage. This sounds like an old oak board in liquid form. A slightly fuzzy decking of oak and espresso finally dresses the entire palate and covers the teeth. With a hint of bitter almonds, the aftertaste is extremely dry.