So I liked it very much, only the departure with the no longer existing sweetness did not personally promise me that way. Still, I would give him 90 points. For further information on the whisky came to me as the first Arran in the head. So second, then somehow the Speyside, where I definitely exclude Glenfarclas here. Nevertheless, it was very difficult to recognize a typical Brennereicharakter here. Furthermore, he must have at least 15 years under his belt, where I said something between 12 and 18 years, clear tendency to an older vintage. Again, it was difficult due to the dominating Sherryanteils, as it was unclear how strong the barrel still acts. Then he can be well over 20, but if there was a lot of sherry in the barrel then it was less. And in percentages I then set myself to something with 50% +. (Sampe was tasted blind).
Pleasantly tingling. The color is confirmed. Dark cherry notes with a pleasantly sweet strawberry note. Great combination I have to say. After the second smelling, a plum note is added. In addition, distinct coffee notes and dark chocolate with a good 80% cocoa content. Very round and pleasing and you definitely want more. There are also shades of oak.
The initial tingling continues on the tongue. The entire oral cavity is occupied. The coffee notes increase significantly, but the sweetness can assert itself. In addition, the cherry notes become clearer. From the strawberry or plum is nothing to feel.
Medium long and intense. Roasting aromas are spreading. Even after a few minutes they are still on the tongue. The sweetness is completely gone and the dark chocolate with almost 100% cocoa content is there.