...an unusual and really interesting great dram that I like very much but to be honest: As a drinker I would not spend more than 300 Euro on such a bottle (I bought this one for 360 Euro a couple of days ago)...
The colour is mahogany and the texture shows slow legs and tears. The nose is all about a rich and complex sherry profile with leathery, chocolatey and nutty aromas. A typical old PX sherry nose that is rather herbal than sweet (like the Oloroso ones).
The taste offers a complex multi-layered PX sherry profile without any single flaw (that I can find). Very delicious and very interesting to explore, too. The sherry is not that dominant and leaves enough room for the barley and wooden flavours to enfold what is great. And it is perfectly balanced.
It instantly coats the whole of the mouth with no distracting feeling at all, one of the best arrivals on the palate for months. The finish is very long and more spicy with additional menthol and liquorice flavours. Some water releases more sweeter aromas both in the nose and on the palate, I like it that way better. More water increases the wooden flavours and turns the dram more bourbon-ish. As I am not a fan of bourbon-style whisky at all I prefer the only slightly reduced version.