"This is Couvreur, unmistakable! Immediately there are dark balsamic fruits on the nose, which are seasoned with lovage in the pan. Heavy sherry is poured in and slowly boils down. Dried plum, dried cherry. A sweetness hides behind all of this. Aromas of slightly fermented fruit rise in the nose. After a while, the sticky-herbal sweetness can be smelled even if the nose does not linger over the glass. The nose becomes more intense, a little mountain pine is added.
Water: lovage goes a little in the background (but does not disappear). Apple cider. An intense dark chocolate is also being formed. "
"Full and leathery. The plums are there and I also have lovage on the palate. I have the sweetness there, but it is in the background. I have wine-soaked wood. Very herbaceous. The dryness of the Oloroso sherry can also be felt, but it is not a dry and dry whisky. The herbs, the wood, the dryness - everything seems to be compressed into a sticky, dense, balsamic vinegar-like mass. In the taste I have a hint of liquorice and espresso.
Water: Now the sweetness is more dominant. Very creamy and very juicy. However, the sweetness quickly disappears into the background and it becomes drier, woodier. Coffee. Spicy tobacco in the taste. "
Long. The warmth is noticeable, but not particularly strong. However, the palate remains present for an incredibly long time. The balsamic mass described above remains in the entire mouth. The finish is rather dry, there is hardly any sweetness left.