I brought this bottle from the distillery myself, so I really appreciate it.
A sherry bomb, without question.
But one with depth and complexity.
Pleasantly tingles in the nose at the beginning. Dark heavy aromas of long-aged sherry. Deep sweetness. Add some leather and cedar wood. Above all, a fine, fresh touch of mint. No missing notes, not overloaded, but despite the intense impression, it is well balanced between fruity, sweet and spicy aromas.
With a little water it shows more oak and aromatic tannins. With a touch of pepper.
Strong, mouth-filling start. Creamy mouthfeel. Sweet and fruity but also pleasantly spicy at the same time. Dark chocolate, a few nuts. Dried dates. Leather and cedar are back too. With strong fresh coffee.
With water it becomes noticeably milder and lighter in the mouth. At the same time, the aromas show more of the barrel aging with vanilla and a hint of caramel.
Quite spicy at first. Only fades away slowly and gradually becomes milder and sweeter over time.