Intense amber rests in the glass, a thick streak sticks to the glass wall of my premium snifter, which releases a multitude of small "legs". Caramelized sugar and dark fruits appear at the beginning of the nose, dried berries exude their wonderful aroma. A mixture of juicy oranges and zest from dried orange peel dominates the nose at the moment, spicy wood tones are added, raisins and dates pull through the nose and whet the appetite for more.
The tamdhu wets the tongue sweetly and bitterly at the same time, sugar and sweet berries combine to form a creamy melange, dark chocolate and a voluminous spice mixture melt together. Hazelnuts and sour cherries dissolve from dark chocolate and cold espresso, the sharpness of wood burns on the tongue, spices and herbs dominate again. The mouthfeel becomes noticeably creamier and oily, the dark and dried fruit aromas increase. Toffee melts in the mouth, a few crumbs of milk chocolate melt on the tongue.
The aftertaste is creamy, mild, oily and characterized by dark sherry flavors. Wooden elements appear, the pleasant sharpness fades away and leaves a nutty film on the tongue.