PS: The aftertaste is still extremely present and voluminous. Herbs and lovage give off their intense bouquet with dried berries for a long time ...
The bottle was opened for a few days and briefly "tested", today I am dealing more intensively with this bottling. Cloudy amber shines mysteriously in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall occasionally thick and oily "legs" pull their tracks back into the glass. Fermented berries and grapes rise sweetly, hints of raisins and dates combine with hazelnuts and a delicate scent of lovage and meadow herbs. Today the nose looks extremely smooth and harmonious, leather and crumbs of dried tobacco leaves are minimal. In the background there is subtle mint and a minimal menthol freshness. The sweetness increases noticeably, the sherry shows its delicate and filigree side while roasted aromas are creamy in the air. From time to time the alcohol tickles your nose.
The first sip flows powerfully over the tongue, leather and spicy wood tones stick to the tongue immediately, white pepper easily tickles it. Seconds later, the musty and moldy elements known for Couvreur finally appear. A load of white pepper in combination with wooden spiciness dissolves from dried dates and sulphurized raisins. At the same time, sweet grapes and berries stimulate the flow of saliva. Lovage and meadow herbs stick to the palate, wet leather and smoky tobacco harmonize perfectly with the musty vaulted cellar and the old, decayed wooden barrels. Spicy and herbal-heavy warmth floods the palate, creamy spicy wood elements swim in the saliva under the tongue. Herb, yes almost please, the second sip wets the tongue. Suddenly the peppery, wooden pungency is shown in connection with extremely sweet fruit notes and caramelized sugar. Spicy wood tones and hints of cough syrup again stimulate the saliva, at the same moment the musty and rotten vaulted cellar is again present.
The aftertaste voluminously warms the palate, tart wood notes stick to the tongue with lovage and hints of wet leather. Fresh mint and a hint of eucalyptus dissolve from fermented fruits, cough syrup mixes with a handful of hazelnuts, malty and creamy, delicate sherry aromas rest on the palate, the mouthfeel becomes smoother, butter flakes melt on the tongue. There are minimal smoky notes in the air, with leather and musty muff the aftertaste fades away from what feels like an eternity.