Fairly consistently high level from nose to finish. There is a slight damper by the solvent note in the taste.
On the other hand (extremely rare for me) the finish is the highlight.
I like it.
From the snifter, this grain initially looks a bit closed. With a little time and water, it opens up.
First of all, I have freshly glued chipboard in my nose. The whole thing gives way to a very rich, dark fruity tone, which is always accompanied by this fresh wood glue / pressboard note. Sounds strange but it's pretty tasty to me.
There are plenty of spices in the glass. Cinnamon, cardamom, star anise.
Then brown sugar, molasses, coconut blossom sugar with its typical caramel / hot note.
Old leather, book spines and old dust follow.
Delicious. Blind, I would rather think that it is a rum.
Here, too, the sugar / molasses / rum notes dominate. There is not much left of the dark fruit. Only here and there a little bit of sour cherry and blackcurrant flash through.
The tongue looks slightly numb from the spices. The leather is extremely present.
Added to this are now slowly roasted aromas such as glazed coffee beans and dark chocolate with crushed pepper.
The only point of criticism is a slightly fresh solvent note that still had that weird but delicious wood glue / pressboard aroma in the nose
It can take big gulps.
A nice long finish with full aromas. The taste simply sticks to the palate and we complemented it with increasingly stronger roasted and coffee notes and a pleasant sweetness.
Bitter notes are only very fine and supportive. That's how I like it.