Strong, dark amber shines in the Premium Snifter, an oily streak sticks to the glass wall from which small "legs" occasionally detach. Minimally fermented grapes and berries rise and mix with dried fruits and a hint of wet tobacco leaves and creamy leather. Sweet strawberries play with morello cherries, hazelnuts combine with abrasion from dried orange peel, while a minimal smoky note emerges from dark and spicy wood. A few drops of balsamic vinegar, a few crumbs of dark chocolate, a few leaves of sweet sumatra tobacco, a few dashes of sour cherry juice ... your nose knows how to please!
The first sip flows gently and creamy over the tongue, but leaves a bitter film of warm espresso, dark wood elements and tart leather. Suddenly my saliva begins to flow while dark sherry aromas spread voluminously and warming the palate. A pinch of pepper tingles the tongue, tart grapefruit combines with tobacco and leather, balsamic and dark chocolate dissolve from bitter oak. Red grapes, oranges, a touch of old peach, a little caramel, crushed pepper and subtle saltiness massage the tongue and leave a bitter aroma. The alcohol shows its intense side from time to time, but is always integrated harmoniously. A hint of citrus fruits pulls the palate together and leaves, in addition to sour fruit aromas, creamy sweetness paired with tart and bitter oak.
The sometimes bitter wood tones still stick to the palate, pepper and salt still rest on the tongue, tobacco with dark fruits and tart leather floats in the stimulated saliva under the tongue. The cozy warmth gradually fades away, leather and tobacco linger for what feels like an eternity on the palate, warming dried grapes and berries combined with a touch of fresh mint and eucalyptus.