Could I have tasted Barbaresco out of the malt, if I had not known before? Hmmm ... honestly not. But if you taste the Barbaresco in parallel, then there is a wonderful combination.
Wonderful, elegant and sweet bouquet, which has been quite influenced, but not completely obscured, for Laddie's typical pastry notes, which the wine here, though due to its comparatively short finish as compared to the fully ripe one, have certainly influenced.
Velvety feeling on the palate, no sprittingness. Dark fruit notes reminiscent of ripe, juicy currants, overripe black cherries and blackberries. Mocha notes and very much a hint of vanilla sugar. Very few wood effects, no peat, neither bitterness nor sulfur.
Beautiful long, very pleasing finish. The tongue remains slightly occupied by the influence of the wine.