Orange shimmer caramel in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall adheres an oily streak from which a multitude of syrupy "legs" are released. The first nose shows voluminous alcohol with a slightly musty glue note, a touch of sulfur dissolves from dried grapes and berries. I give the grain a few minutes to breathe ... Burnt sugar, sweetness, sulphurized raisins and dates, oranges and vineyard peach, musty sulfur is still dominant in the foreground.
Edit, with the addition of water: The sulphurous and musty note does not decrease despite the addition of water, but sweetness and fruit come into their own better, the alcohol is no longer so dominant. Sugar, caramel, oranges, raisins and vineyard peaches appear, musty sulfur permeates the sweet fruit notes again and again.
Sulfur and dried fruit dominate the first sip. Sweetness rises, subtle sharpness massages the tongue while a pinch of white pepper stimulates the saliva. Glue is minimal, although I would somehow define it as musty sulfur with a dash of alcohol. Old oranges, dark chocolate and a few drops of espresso with voluminous warmth that sticks powerfully to the palate. The peppery sharpness is distributed on the inside of the cheeks, followed by hazelnuts and spicy wood tones.
Edit, with the addition of water: Mild and gentle, sweet and sugary, another sip flows through the mouth after the addition of water. Raisins, milk chocolate, caramel, apples and apricots paired with a gentle heat and a hint of sulfur ....
Tart, musty, warming with a very pleasant basic sharpness and dried grapes and berries. The powerful aftertaste sticks to the palate, dark chocolate and zest from orange peel trickle onto the tongue. Due to the alcoholic base note and the alcohol content, I now add some water ...
Edit, with the addition of water: The aftertaste is not as intense after the addition of water, but still has a lot of volume and warms the palate.