Dark, rust-brown copper shimmers slightly dull in the Premium Snifter, but the color alone stimulates my salivation. The nose is surprisingly relatively restrained at first, but dried berries and doves are tentatively lifted out of the glass. Caramel and dark chocolate show off their harsh and dark side, dried oranges and old peaches mingle with dark forest honey and lightly burnt sugar. Spicy, tart wood tones come to light, citrus flavors are minimal, then this unbelievably dark sherry flavor shifts to the foreground again. The alcohol is wonderfully harmonious, hazelnuts and creamy toffee are powerful. Sour cherries and dates follow, caramelized sugar drips on slices of orange and creamy vineyard peach. Apricots come up, milk chocolate melts in the sun. Again, my salivation is massively stimulated, I want to finally try the Glendronach ...
Sourly cherries and raisins lie down powerfully over the tongue, subtle pungency begins to glow on the palate, and cozy warmth floods the entire mouth area. In the mouth, the alcohol is in contrast to the nose of its voluminous side, spicy wood elements end tart and discreetly bitter in the cheeks. Dark and dried oranges stick to the palate, for a short, pleasant dryness in the mouth, before sweet caramel and dark chocolate merge together. Freshly brewed espresso drips from the tongue side, the salivary flow is almost unbraked. Almonds and hazelnuts combine with minimal hints of leather and sweet tobacco, apricots and toffee flash before spreading tart and wooden sharpness throughout the mouth. With a wonderful tingle, the taste passes and goes strong and warming in the finish.
Exquisite warmth floods the palate, wooden sharpness sticks powerfully between tongue and palate, dried berries and ripe sour cherries are covered with a touch of espresso. Dark chocolate melts on the tongue, again showing minimal wet leather and sweet tobacco leaves. Creamy and oily, the wonderful sherry aromas swim in the saliva, the aftertaste gives the appearance as if he never wanted to end ...