Amber shines caramel in the glass, on the glass wall of my premium snifter sticks a viscous streak from which a multitude of small "legs" come loose. Dark apricots and mirabelles, sugar and vanilla, followed by malt and a minimal hint of glue. Slightly floral, minimal hints of citrus, caramelized sugar and a hint of tangerine. The nose is wonderfully sweet and fruity ...
Sweet, dark fruity with increasing sharpness. After the first sip, a pinch of white pepper sticks to the tongue, dark apricots and the peeling of orange peel stimulate the flow of saliva. Dried grapes and berries play with grapefruit and lemons, hazelnuts fall on dry leaves and soil, green apple and a hint of cold smoke, followed by spices and herbs. At the moment there are dark, smoky wood tones in the foreground ...
The aftertaste is relatively short, hints of smoke, wood and hazelnuts followed by the rubbing off of dried orange and grapefruit peels. The aftertaste fades away earthy with an intense hazelnut note.