Notes from a blind tasting.
I say yes, youngster, wet barrel, but I would have expected a much higher alcohol content. Young alcohol is just rough.
Very Sherry, right from the start! Difficult, it seems more on the spicy side, with sweet dried fruits definitely also being present. After a while, the almost fruit are gone, what remains is a clean mixture of barrel acid and sherry flavor. Old cellar, tobacco, pickled vegetables. Warmth brings more acidity and now also fresh fruit notes, apples or something. Next to it now intensely dried apricots. A creamy pudding note is added.
It starts sweet and heavy, a lot of dark honey, before the alcohol comes in quite powerfully and brings distinct spice and a dash of tannins with it. Barrel acid begins to dominate towards the rear.
In the finish, it warms up for a long time and dries significantly in the process. In the end, however, a heavy sweetness lasts the longest. When this is finally gone, the mouth feels refreshed and cool, so there was menthol there too, although I hadn't really noticed it now.