A wonderfully drinkable nose, enriched by a delicate hint of maritime smoke - as if it were blowing over to the beach from afar.
Full, ripe, dark red fruits spread and are wonderfully complemented by a very fine note, which reminds me of the fuses of New Year's Eve fireworks and which provides "that certain something" here, fits in harmoniously and is truly indispensable. There are also freshly unwrapped vanilla sticks, raisins pickled in rum, fresh! Tangerines, cinnamon and mulled wine spice accompanied by a beautiful oak spice. Wow!
Powerful, spicy, almost venerable-looking, it fills the mouth and seems to almost double on the palate, stimulating the flow of saliva in an enchanting way. The abundance of taste sensations is overwhelming at first and I hardly know where to start. The multifaceted nature of the smoke alone is remarkable. Smoldering wood, but also cold smoke, plus the smell of the timbers of a historic farmhouse as well as a fresh sea breeze containing iodine. There are also the ripe dark red fruits, which are accompanied by a pinch of pepper and oriental spices. Nutmeg, cardamom, star anise and cinnamon alongside dried figs and juicy, sun-ripened dates. And finally, the tree-strong but not overpowering oak spice. Again wow!
The finish is nice and long, shows a sweet-fruity side at the beginning (pickled plums and cherries) and changes into a slightly tart direction as it wears off. Dry tobacco and some ash resonate here.