Immediately after pouring soft fruit notes and floral aromas flow out of my glass. The alcohol content (49.9% cask strength) is perfectly integrated and allows long breaths just above the edge of the glass. Fresh, bright fruits are immediately dominant. Apricots, green apples, pears, pineapple, a hint of passion fruit and hints of unripe strawberries cement the fruity foundation. The gentle fruit flavors are covered with soft vanilla / caramel and blossom honey notes. An unbelievably beautiful contrast is the distinctive oak wood notes, which are always perceptible, but at no time push the fruity-fresh aromas into the background. The nose excites me right away, as it depicts a very harmonious symbiosis of silky soft fruit notes and a noticeably long maturing period of a quarter of a century.
The strong alcohol content gives the malt sufficient strength and fits my feeling very well again. I renounce the addition of water. In the beginning sweet, bright fruits dominate the taste again: apricots, green apples, pears and tropical fruits I perceive. It is followed by floral notes, vanilla, sweet malt, plenty of almonds, milk chocolate, fresh mown grass, hints of herbs and pine needles, wax and tart oak notes. Hidden deep in the background is a tender smoke flag. Similar to the nose, the taste is very complex and harmonious. The palate is already slightly dry.
Medium to long, fruity-spicy and warm. The sweet fruit notes dominate in the short term with a little honey and vanilla. Milk chocolate and herbs follow. The spicy notes of oak wood are beneficial in the end and cause a noticeable, but always pleasant, dryness. A fine nuttiness and delicate smokiness set the final point.