fraîcheur, quelle richesse, quelle diversité ! Fruits frais, malt, frangipane
! En bouche, on retrouve cela, de façon très fondue, avec des épices, on
pourrait le prendre facilement pour un 25 ans d'âge ou plus. A 46% il passe
tout seul. Si il avait été embouteillé quelque degrés plus haut, on touchait
le nirvana ! Avec quelques gouttes d'eau, il est encore plus équilibré.
The nose is grand and very fruity. Complex as well. Agrums play around
with cherries, raisins, baked apples, stewed pears with a hint of pineapple and
green banana. There is also a drop of balsamico and sniffing tobacco, which
makes me think the malt matured on a sherry cask at first. Nice trace of
woodsmoke. What a pleasant surprice!
It is silky soft on the palate. It starts off with something sour. Think
agrums. A touch of candy. Wine gums. But then the fruit
kicks in with a vengeance, albeit of the dried variety (the fruit, not the
vengeance – what am I saying?). So it turns sweet again. Caramel, maybe even
some candied sugar. It also offers a nice salty edge. This is quite
The finish is fairly long and spicy. It remains sweet until the death.
I have no idea (well, maybe I do) what the influence of the wine cask
has been, but this is an impressive release. Just under 100 EUR. Fine
Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
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