The nose alone would be enough, you can actually put an end to the tasting. Tongue and finish only slightly “weaker”.
This year seems to be the year of port kegs at Midleton / Redbreast: First the Redbreast 27 Ruby Port, then this year's Dream Cask 28yo from the port, now here. I would love to have more of it, one can only wish for.
An incredibly thick and dense nose, immediately present and with such a variety of aromas that you don't even know where to start with the description ... From coarse to fine: spices, berries, tropical fruits - and all at the same time. The pot still spices with a sweet-fruity base rise first in your nose: marjoram, tarragon, turmeric, cinnamon, coriander, cloves. It does not stop. The mentioned tropical fruits, more subtle than in the 21yo, but nevertheless very easy to identify as mango, papaya, passion fruit and mangosteen. Again and again the spices burn into the nose, only a moment later, they are caught again by the fruit. Fascinating. In addition to the tropical-fruity note, there are also blackberries and blueberries, black cherries and grapes. Marzipan bread and gingerbread, untreated leather, tobacco, café au lait.
The initial force with which it hits the tongue dissolves quickly and turns into cozy warmth. Creamy, viscous, mouth-filling. A basket full of tropical fruits that he took from his nose to his tongue. The fruits (mango, papaya, passion fruit) are now a little more ripe than on the nose. Drought spreads slowly, but without thinking directly about wood. Blackberries, blueberries, cherries here too. Nougat chocolate, a little crushed almonds and always, as a counterpoint to the fruit sweetness, not too bitter spices.
You can taste the tropical fruits and spices forever. Hardly gets any drier than it was on the tongue at the beginning and in the middle part. The tropical fruits, mixed with curry, cinnamon, coriander and turmeric, are a real hit, as before ...