It was not the childhood memories of the “Director of Whisky Creation”, nor was it the design of the bottle, nor was it the NAS, nor was it the price called up, which drove me to buy the bottle. Rather the Tokaji Dessert Wine Cask finish in connection with the official tasting notes such as lush, sweet and complex with honey, white chocolate and fruits with a hint of mint.
1. Tasting Friday
In the nose the aromas of sweet wine, fruity-light notes, no alcohol, no tingling, nice nose, smooth and supple.
Fruity aromas remain, not quite as sweet as expected, it appears flat and then becomes drier, there is a lack of variety and depth. Bitterness now arises, is accompanied by disturbing impressions of the mint and white pepper, which I initially attach to a rather youthful bottling. Disappointing and overpriced at first glance.
2. Tasting then on the Sunday before lunch, no breakfast.
Nose almost unchanged, still really pleasant. The taste today lacks the annoying notes of fresh mint or white pepper, instead dark honey is added, brown, almost too dark butter, has a much more harmonious effect overall, the bitterness is now more accompanying and supportive than disturbing.
As a dessert for the tiramisu, it is not so noticeable with its sweetness, the fruity bitterness sets a good counterpoint to the sweetness of the tiramisus.
For me, it's definitely a malt for before a meal as an aperitif or actually to accompany a dessert. It comes out very smooth, fruity, slightly buttery with a subtle bitterness and overcomes the youth of the bottling that I think is there. The bottom line is that it fits, in terms of points I would settle it at 86/87, but the 88 € that is called up are unfortunately rather overpriced for me.