Nose: really profound, big yet elegant sherry. Prunes, dates, lots of
cherries and raspberries. Toasted nuts and cinnamon. A big fruitiness
covered with layers of turpentine, camphor and varnished oak. Chocolate
and Balsamico. Mouth: big and powerful again. There’s still a fruity
side (plum jam, blackcurrants, some exotic hints like baked banana) but
also a dry and slightly bitter side. Dark chocolate with fleur de sel,
cocoa powder and cloves. Pepper and liquorice roots. Very intense.
Finish: long, slightly tannic, with coffee powder, cassis and tobacco.
Quite excellent, just like its sister cask. Slightly engineered
and very overpowering but highly attractive. Around € 150. Still
available from LMdW, although it’s unclear whether it’s actually the