I often read the word sherry bomb for all sorts of porridge - this is a sherry bomb - Dram into the glass >> Explosion Too bad for drinking - the nose is for me enormously ahead.
Smooth, round, silky creamy sherry scent, voluminous and dripping with vanilla scent, plum jam and sour cherry juice you do not have to look for - they crowd hard, concentrated and intense from the glass, as if there was not enough space for them, a nice balance of sweetness and acidity, with the Intensive fruits show a note of zender wood with some resin and a spicy vegetal pepperiness. Somewhat discreet and deeper in the glass I find chocolate, coffee, roasted aromas, crushed raspberries, orange juice and citrus zests, tobacco, nutmeg, juniper berries, cinnamon, bay leaves, tree sap, mint, star anise, allspice - Christmas in the glass - at the same time orange fruity fresh, almost summery with floral scent (orange blossom grove), tea aromas
strong onset, spicy, quite dry - herbal tart, then sweet and sour dark fruits, even more sweetness, cooling mint, dark chocolate, strong roasted notes, tannins dance on the tongue and change between - slightly bitter - rather chili-spicy - methol fresh - ethereally resinous - spicy plant oak, as if you were chewing rosemary or coniferous twigs with bark - or drinking strong (black / green) tea. With the second sip everything becomes creamier, the oak becomes clearer, the corners become rounder - with a bit of chewing the tea gets flowers - awesome -
Cooling, astringent, dry, pleasantly spicy, woody, chocolaty tart, mouth-filling - very long - at the end only oak spice remains - probably until the next meal