Light amber rests in the glass, long and oily "legs" stick to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Tort and smoke rise mildly and gently, creamy apricots and sweet mirabelle plums play with each other while sour citrus fruits come to the fore. Grated grapefruit peels, a few drops of freshly squeezed lemon, juicy oranges wrapped in warm and creamy peat smoke are voluminous on the nose. Earthy peat comes into its own, the mineral tones change, sometimes mineral, into fruity peaty elements, vanilla and toffee combine with sweet milk chocolate and caramelized sugar to create a sticky, sweet nose, maritime salt, algae and hints of iodine emerge. The alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, the nose will not let go of me ...
The first sip flows gently over the tongue. Yellow fruits, caramel and vanilla are poured over the tongue with warm, fruity peat, minimal smoke is warming through the palate, hazelnuts and grapefruit zest on the tongue, gently massaging subtle sharpness on the tongue. The second sip drips creamily from the tongue, water flows through peat and soil, gently lemons and grapefruit come into play, a pinch of white pepper rests on the tongue, brine dissolves from spicy wood, floral elements with algae and grass come slightly grassy Kelp to advantage. A few drops of iodine stick under the tongue, plump warmth pulls down the throat while oily and greasy ground hazelnuts melt in melted butter. With old mint and a creamy nut mixture, the taste and aftertaste become blurred.
Hazelnuts float creamy in the saliva, butter flakes melt on the tongue, gentle peat and mild smoke rest on the palate. Hazel and walnuts, hints of toffee and caramel, milk chocolate and old vanilla stick to the tongue, the aftertaste is incredibly mild and creamy. The wonderful aromas linger on the palate for a medium length, creamy and greasy hazelnuts remain a perpetual feeling on the tongue and swim in the stimulated saliva under the tongue.