What kind of colour! Dark copper shimmers orange in the Premium Snifter, oily "legs" stick to the glass wall. Dark sherry rises, dark chocolate and sour cherry combine, wet leather and a hint of sweet tobacco, dates and raisins. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, gradually dark grapes and berries appear, dried fruits end in dark chocolate. Slightly meaty and oily, gentle and extremely complex, this nose is really fun! Hints of espresso, roasted hazelnuts and sugar candy, dark caramel, I could smell this complex nose forever.
PX sweetness flashes briefly, sweet raisins and apricots come into play for seconds, after which cozy warmth envelops the tongue. Dark chocolate plays with dark wood elements, extreme spice is in the air, hints of warm espresso, sour cherries and currants follow before pleasant sharpness massages the tongue and slowly creeps into the cheeks. The second sip flows through the mouth in a mild and creamy way, peppery spiciness is released with a chilli catch from tart wood tones, broth massively stimulates saliva, hazelnuts and a minimal hint of bacon, leather and minimal tobacco, sour cherries and dark chocolate. Wonderful!
Voluminous and oily stick meat broth and dark chocolate on the palate, on the tongue rests espresso and spicy, dark wood tones. PX sweetness, sweet raisins, morello cherries and cocoa are again evident. The aftertaste for the lap of honor starts spicy and greasy and puts a smile on my face!