Oh, look, here is another one of those secret blends of which numerous cask have appeared lately. They are all good, so I presume this one will be of the same ilk. Let’s find out. This release was only 78 bottles strong.
The nose bursts with dark fruit in a warm marmalade with plums and raisins in the lead, followed by lovely notes of coffee, hazelnuts and chocolate. After a few moments some sniffing tobacco and mocha kick in. Very seductive, mind you.
On the palate it presents itself as very sweet, but also feisty on spices. It turns a tad bitter as if from fresh grapefruit and some oak that takes care of balance. In the meantime some honey appears to douse the pepper and nutmeg somewhat. Liquorice and cinnamon appear. This is nicely balanced and very broad. Wow!
The finish is lovely long, warm, spicy and heartwarming.
There are still a few bottles available on their website. And just 90 EUR which is a steal for this quality. Put it under your Christmas tree.