Nose: Creamy heavy with a lot of marzipan, vanilla, chocolate and peat. Aromas of fruity berries (currants and blueberries) mix with them and enliven the nose. But also smoky notes of pepper, leather and spicy tobacco notes rise in the glass.
Taste: Powerful and fruity-sweet! Driven by spicy cayenne pepper and red chilli, the flavors of the Laddie slowly take on the creamy direction again. Block chocolate with coarse sea salt, nut nougat and hints of fine chocolates come to light. Towards the finish, the peaty-alcoholic notes whip up again, and the cocoa content is intensified.
Finish: Beautifully long with marmalade notes, lots of honey, almonds, hazelnuts, nut liqueur, toffee and bourbon vanilla. Very salty underfoot and dry towards the end with delicate-sour wood and intense nut.
92 points (nose: 93 / taste: 92 / finish: 91)