A dry leather note rises subtly tart from the snifterglass. Dark wood tones are immediately mixed with dried berries, decent mold and muff rising from the intensive wood. A few drops of forest honey and dark, almost burned caramel emit a sweetish scent. The leather note becomes more intense, dark sherry aromas try to break through the leather flavor. A dark and old orange aroma is discreetly in the background. Syrup-like streaks have formed on the glass wall and release long and oily drops, dark amber shimmers from the glass, a wonderful sight.
Edit: My impressions today almost coincide with my notes from yesterday. Today I feel the alcohol a bit more dominant and sprittiger, as well as today is a fresh scent of mint in the air.
Tart leather notes let the mouth "contract" at the first sip and leave a harsh and musty taste on the tongue and on the palate. The 54.9% alcohol is also immediately noticeable and make the tongue glow. The leather aroma is intensified on the second sip, a slight hint of sulfur develops, dried and tart berries are shown to advantage. Citrus fruits or, more precisely, grapefruit flavors fight through the extreme leather and are only tentative to the advantage. A pinch of black pepper spreads on the tongue, the sharpness is slow. Edit: Also in the taste confirms my notes, although today I feel the leather note is not so extreme and intense. Fine sharpness heats the palate and a fine leathery aroma exudes a bitter base note.
Leather, leather and leather again! Modrige and musty hints, the grapefruit notes return. Spicy and bitter wood is created, then dominate again these extreme leather notes. Herb and subtly bitter, the Springbank sounds very slow and leaves this musty leathery flavor on the tongue. Edit: Fits like that, but today an intense walnut finish ends the finish!