Nose: Port wine barrel character with a nice chocolate, very full and intense with a light freshness but very set and pleasant. Deep chocolate aroma, cherries, overripe fruits, forest honey, caramel, leather, tobacco and the sherry make themselves felt. There is a lot to discover, the nose makes you want to taste. Very round, but also complex due to the many influences of the three barrels and the chocolate malt. The sherry barrel finally gains the upper hand although the port barrel was initially stronger.
Flavor: smooth, distinct oak, dark malt, a little reminiscent of stout, caramel, dark chocolate, spices come out with stronger white pepper, cinnamon, currants. From the impression everything was very dark and set.
Finish: Long, chocolatey finish as it should be, for me it actually looks a little older than the 16 years on the label. Again tobacco, sweetened espresso, the oak sticks to the cheeks, great!