It flows strongly from the glass, fruity and sweet with powdered sugar and fruit salad, but also with a little fruit acid. Immediately afterwards there are more spicy aromas and the smell has a lot of power, because the alcohol pushes something on. Not annoying, but strong and not perfectly integrated. Strong vanilla and light oak. Wood, some sawdust and then back to the fruit salad with vanilla sugar, but also fruit acids such as kiwi, apple or grapefruit? A certain sharpness remains with it, here it fluctuates between the beautiful power of the aromas and a little pepper that tickles the nose.
Significantly softer, now with very well integrated alcohol. Still very powerful and with rich aromas, but soft and smooth in taste. Clearly tart and spicy with a lot of oak and malt, with vanilla but the spice dominates. The fruits have almost disappeared. Heather, and just a lot of wood and oak. Reminds me of certain Inchgower from the bourbon barrel. Interesting to drink but very difficult to describe, I am a little lacking the words for the nuances of these spicy, tart and woody aromas. I don't know what kind of aromas you can use to describe here, but I really like to drink them all :-)
With a little time, something sweet comes back to it, forest honey mixed with heather.
It continues with tart aromas and lots of oak. Slight bitterness. Again a bit hotter, black pepper and slightly mineral and salty. Heather, more oak and a long-lasting warmth on the palate and on the middle of the tongue.
A delicious dram that I am a little lacking in words to describe. Nice spicy and bitter aromas to enjoy. An older, relatively heavily bottled paint from a bourbon barrel reminds me most of Inchgower.
N-89, T-88, F-87 for tasty 88 points