So it's time for another "miniature", this time a sample from karloff.
There are more than 30 bottlings of this expression, and judging by the deviation in the scores there have to be some inconsistency.
I gave the miniature 89 points some 4-5 years ago, this is at the moment average 82. Is the quality dropping that much?
A very pleasant and quite complex nose.
A lot going on and it takes some time to discover "everything".
Milk chocolate, coffee, leather. Bitter sweet orange.
A little bit tropical and soft sherry wood.
A very nice rich and sweet chocolate on arrival.
The sweetness doesn't last very long before it goes rather more into bitter and drying coffee.
Unfortunate, because the initial taste was so much better than the development.
Midway there is a build up of spice. Too much actually, because it doesn't add anything to the taste, it just burns.
Let's say it's medium lenght, but it really is disappointingly short for a 25YO.
A little licorice and coffee, but too dry and bitter, and despite the 43% it has a tasteless burn.