Edit: While I review my notes again, the spicy wood tones with espresso and menthol turn a lap of honor and end in hard caramel, walnuts and dark berries.
Intense and rust-brown amber rests in the glass. On the glass wall of my Premium Snifter sticks an oily streak from the clumsy to solve a variety of small "legs". Sweet and juicy oranges rise, immediately intense and dark sherry aroma infatuates the nose. Sour cherries and morello cherries end in creamy caramel and sweet toffee, milk chocolate overpowers spicy oak tones, while a hint of meadow herbs mingles with a pinch of Christmas spices. Hints of dried berries and grapes, hints of mint and eucalyptus, dates and apricots. This wonderful nose is a prime example of the perfect sherry nose. Not too cute, not too wooden, just perfect!
Immediately after the first sip wonderful sherry aroma flows through the palate, sweet and dried berries play with spicy wood tones and sweet chocolate. Chocolate melts in the mouth, subtle sharpness massages the tongue, and the warmth is distributed on the palate and throat while cold espresso spills powerfully through the lower jaw. A touch of juicy cherries combined with a few splashes of orange juice refreshes the palate, old mint is dignified in the background. Wet leather nuances become more intense, with minimal wet tobacco leaves and crushed black pepper. The alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, with hazelnuts and walnuts, the taste is voluminous in the finish.
The spicy wood tones become drier and minimally bitter, whale and hazelnuts stick to the tongue while a dried spice and herbal mixture unfolds its spicy aroma on the tongue. Thyme stings out, the deep black espresso appears with increasingly menthol and mint. Walnuts and cedar stick between the tongue and the palate, slowly the wonderful sherry aromas slowly leave a satisfied grin on the face.