Notes from a blind tasting.
The longer I occupy myself with him, the more I like him. Great malt!
Even the first breath appears round and complete, ripe, not very ripe yellow fruits, vanilla, a touch of herbs and malt. This picture does not change significantly with standing, it appears a bit fuller, less fruity, more mineral. Sweat is also now noticeable. When warmed up, floral notes are added, some menthol, slightly grassy. Lots of acid and furniture polish now. Possibly also smoke in homeopathic doses, the fruitiness is history.
In the mouth it initially appears watery and slightly sweet, until after a few seconds the alcohol unfolds its immense strength for only 53% and brings with it a lot of tart aromas and white pepper. Vanilla and a little honey now stand in the way of a good helping of grassy bitterness. In the second sip, the bitterness is more in front and the sweetness takes a little longer. But this time there is also a citric acid.
The finish is not that short, at first tart, then sweet notes last the longest, a starch-like sweetness. It initially warms up the chest area significantly. In the second sip, a distinct dark chocolate note before the fading even sets in.
Addendum, a good quarter of an hour later, the finish is really extremely long, honey and (I would almost bet there is smoke) a very delicate bitterness still cause increased saliva production.