In contrast to the 3rd release, in which port casks were used instead of the Oloroso casks, the 4th release is less sweet, more in the area of dark forest berries and blackberries than it has sweet raspberries and strawberries. It appears more mature and more sedate. And it should now also be a year older than its predecessor - around 7 years? In any case, a very nice single pot still, slowly but surely developing into a classic.
A spicy, fruity start with notes of forest berries, blackberries, plums, dried figs and dates. Pleasantly intense and varied pot still spices, which mainly manifest themselves in the form of cardamom, tarragon, thyme, savory and turmeric. Milk chocolate, café au lait, warm toffee, honey and fudge. A deciduous forest in summer. Spices, fruits and chocolate / caramel notes complement each other perfectly.
A mirror image of the nose, with the difference that chocolate notes and roasted espresso beans play a role right from the start of tongue contact. Otherwise you will find the berries from the nose immediately in the dry start, their counterpart, the pot still spices, also not hold back. Here now a larger proportion of delicately bitter spices, more tarragon, thyme and savory than turmeric. Grapes, plums, dried figs, but also a lot of chocolate and some marzipan bread.
Medium to long (sic!) And dry. Does not rest, does not become thin or watery, does not fray, gives everything until the not so bitter end. The fruits linger for a long time, pleasantly covered by the still present spices.