Right at the start with a full load of pot still spices: savory, thyme, rosemary, tarragon, cloves, aniseed, nutmeg and pepper. While its predecessor, Batch B2 / 19, still came up with a basket full of tropical fruits, B1 / 20 delivers more dark fruity notes of blackcurrants and blueberries. But it also weighs 57.6%, while Batch B2 / 19 was only 55.8%.
Let's see what a few drops of water can do ... And yes, just add a little water (a few drops to 2cl) reveal the tropical fruits that were so surprisingly found in its predecessor. Maracuja and mango are vying for pole position, and something banana wants to get involved. It now comes across as much thicker, provides dark chocolate, warm coffee grounds, toffee, caramel, malt and sugar beet syrup. The spices as a constant companion. Dry wood, leather, raisins.
Powerful start, oily, creamy, fat. Since it has been diluted with a few drops of water beforehand, the tropical fruits (passion fruit, mango, papaya) appear on the tongue and combine nicely with the chocolate notes that are also immediately present. The pot still spices (tarragon, thyme, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom) do not impose themselves, but are nevertheless very easy to spot. Raisins and dates cheat among the tropical fruits, dry wood plays a role. Coffee beans, liquorice snails.
We'll come to the end, please, and give up ... Apparently does not apply to him. Lingers on the tongue for quite a long time, as his (only) 12 years in the barrel are hardly noticeable; he works much further and more mature. Dry wood, powdered cloves, grated nutmeg and pepper, raisins and an echo of tropical fruits. Caramel candy, forest floor.