Smell: intense honey and Südfüchte, balsamic, a great nose, sweet fruity, complex, impressive, which over the years from an oak barrel everything can be brought out.
Taste: Big compliment to the monitoring of The Whisky Agency, I beahupte times the barrel was maxed out to the last minute, but not overwrought.
Wonderfully intense honey with dried fruits such as raisins, dates, figs, but also exotic fruits like mangos. At the very end comes the barrel influence with a bit of bitterness than tart, nutty and also in the form wanted finish.
Finish: After the nutty bitter has faded at the end, the fruity sweetness remains for a long time as a reverberation in the mouth. In addition, now shows a malty, sweet taste of caramel, which is certainly due to the distillate and has nothing to do with the barrel. It was a great barrel, a barrel, that there are only 1x under 1000 barrels.
Verdict: Simply delicious, in times of rising prices are 370, - € for a 43J almost a bargain. The intensity, the balance of the taste components are almost perfect. It might have fit into one or the other component, such as smoke or chocolate. I give 95P for this composition