Reddish amber shimmers in the glass, on the glass wall of my Premium Snifter thick and oily "legs" pull back into the glass. Hints of sweet cherries and sweet raisins rise, velvety vineyard peaches mix with juicy oranges and zests of dried orange peel, hard toffee and creamy caramel combine with the sweet fruit note to create a wonderfully harmonious nose. The creamy and sweet caramel gains noticeably more intensity and dominance, dried grapes and berries play with apricots and a hint of milk chocolate, associations of "real value" and creamy sweet candy appear, caramelized sugar and a minimal pinch of cinnamon follow, canned tangerines and pickled peaches rain the saliva. A steamed sweetness beguiles the nose, sweet and dried fruits end up again in toffee, caramel and milk chocolate. A hint of ripe strawberries and old raspberries is whitewashed by subtly musty wood tones and minimal hints of sulfur.
The first sip flows creamy and mild on the tongue, dried grapes and berries combine with the zest and zests of old orange peel, caramelized sugar dissolves from spicy and minimally bitter wooden elements, cocoa and milk chocolate stimulate the saliva while subtle sharpness tickles the tongue pleasantly . A hint of crushed black pepper, strawberries and peaches, raisins fall into toffee and caramel, minimally muff and mildew rise. The peppery and wooden pungency slowly intensifies on the tongue, the pleasant sharpness crawls warmly over the cheeks into the palate, and warm and plump raisins and chocolate pull through the palate. Orange juice drips on dried orange peel, a hint of grapefruit refreshes with old mint and hints of eucalyptus on the throat while steamed fruit flavors, chocolate and cocoa stick to the tongue. Another sip gently pours over the tongue ... oranges and tangerines, apricots and peaches, raisins and sugar, caramel and toffee, chocolate is followed by dusty cocoa powder and a pinch of cinnamon. Minimally musty and moldy wood tones stick in the background, eucalyptus and fresh mint move into the foreground, a hint of old tobacco and leather appears.
Caramelized sugar sticks to the palate with raisins and creamy leather, dried orange peel and the abrasion of sour grapefruit, whole milk chocolate and caramel end in leather and dried tobacco leaves, mint refreshes the palate ... The wonderful flavors linger and leave behind leather, tobacco, dried fruit and cocoa powder on the palate.