Sugar-sweet, strong. Burnt vanilla. Creme brulee. Malty, spicy. Now very strong, even with a little alcohol that stings in the nose. It fades a bit after 15-20 minutes in the glass, but after 22 years the alcohol does not indicate here. Apricots, pears, light fruit acid and still very sweet and vanilla-sugary. Kiwi and blackberries. A wave of Fizzers sweets comes along - so slightly sour and sweet mixed with fruit flavors. Almost a light wax note over time, the dram is getting better and better. The alcohol is not perfect, but it is well enough integrated. Brown sugar and a little cinnamon - something of the sherry finish comes through.
It starts again very strongly, the taste immediately fills the whole mouth and is also slightly alky here with a slight tingling sensation on the palate and warming esophagus. Still sweet, but now also malty and a little oak. Vanilla, creme brulee, but also hay and mountain herbs. Mirabelle plums. Then significantly more oak and also slightly bitter. Almost a little salty, or also waxy? I don't know too much about the sherry, maybe some milk chocolate. Then a little brown sugar that is slightly reminiscent of the finish. A little cinnamon to finish.
Long, and rather dry and tart. It's almost no longer sweet, clearly wood, oak and still slightly bitter. Salt, mirabelle plums, malty, and then again vanilla but only slightly sweet. Interesting how the nose has changed so clearly - but both facets are delicious!
Paints more interesting, not that easy and takes a lot of time - but then you can find a really delicious sweet nose and a rather bitter taste and finish with a lot to discover and enjoy. I like the filling, and I think the PLV fits very well here.
N-90, T-89, F-88 for delicious 89 points