Intense caramel shimmers in the premium snifter, oily "legs" stick to the glass wall, oranges and apricots rose. Hints of raisins and dates, minimal hazelnuts and toffee, honey and hints of apple porridge, a hint of meadow herbs is added. The nose is incredibly mild and soft, not surprising at 43% alcohol. The apple and apricot aroma increases, short flashes of raspberries and strawberry limes. A hint of caramel and milk chocolate, delicate wood tones with herbs and minimal mint.
Sweetness flashes briefly, then tart oak tones unfold on the tongue, a pinch of black pepper exudes its slightly spicy aroma, dark chocolate and rubbed off orange and grapefruit peels stick bitterly on the palate. Hazelnuts and subtle hints of smoke follow, nothing is left of the fruitiness of the nose. The second sip appears fruity and sweet at first, shortly afterwards sharpness releases from spicy oak and warms the palate slightly bitterly. The spiciness tickles on the tongue, then turns into dark chocolate and a hint of espresso, old hazelnuts are roasted over an open fire.
Tart wood tones and old hazelnuts stick to the palate, wet leaves and unripe walnuts are added. The mouthfeel becomes creamy on the one hand, on the other hand it becomes increasingly bitter and dark. The nut mixture sticks to the palate and on the tongue for an eternity, but then soon dies off bitterly and subtly bitter with spicy oak tones.