I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample.
Sweet and heavy on the nose with dark sherry, dried figs and raisins. Dark chocolate emerges, accompanied by tobacco leaves and walnut notes. There is also a spiciness of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon with a fine herbal note in the background. Very dense aromas.
Sticky sweetness on the palate with dried fruits, dates and raisins. Then a warming spiciness becomes noticeable with a peppery bite, almost of chili. As soon as this warmth fades, slightly dry notes of dark chocolate, tobacco, coffee and walnut appear. The spiciness increases with the 2nd sip.
The finish shows a medium length with cocoa, espresso, tobacco leaves and drying notes of walnut and oak.
With water: After the addition of several drops of water still sweet on the nose with slightly more tobacco aromas and a more distinct herbal note. Less sweetness on the palate, but more dry portions of chocolate, cocoa, nutmeg, oak and tobacco leaves. The finish is still of medium length with walnut, chocolate and tobacco.