Pure elegance in the nose. Sweet sherry, absolutely no stinging - a bit of caramel, butter, raisins, a touch of vanilla and nougat. Delicious on the palate, thick sherry, chocolate - at least 80% cocoa - ripe citrus fruits, brown sugar ... reminds a bit of an old, ripe rum. Very elegant on the palate - absolutely no burning - nothing - zero point zero - the thing works down like butter, nutella, nuts, raisins, .... very nice ... The finish is medium in length, very balanced, no burning - somehow reminds me of hazelnut schnapps ..? Sweet stop. On the cheeks thick syrup, sweet sherry, chocolate, raisins, vanilla ice cream ... Overall, very consistent. Absolutely top in terms of balance. The 25 years barrel have done a great job here. The HP25 comes sweet and in perfectly coordinated Sherry influence, therefore, without the whole mutated to oak cargo! That's what an old well-balanced whisky should taste like. Well - the price of course pushes the mood - but I personally bought this baby for 160 € - and that in 2011 ... For 500 € you have to know if you have to have this good whisky ... He is very good! PLV everyone has to decide for themselves ...!? I have rarely experienced such a harmonious and elegant dram ... Really great!