First comes an intense sherry freight. Full and hard. Not dry, but juicy sweet! Even herbs are right there. Oak is heard in the background. Dominant is the sweetness that accompanies all other flavors. Sweet fruits, sweet herbs, sweet oak. Cherries, grapes, dates, preserved in sugar. First dried, then inserted. The herbs are reminiscent of viscous, old balsamic vinegar and sometimes some lovage. The oak provides an aromatic, sweet pipe tobacco note. Always there, but reserved. Only occasionally does the oak pop out and prick the nose with spicier elements. At the whisky could sniff until you drop. Absolutely stunning. After the first sip, the nose becomes even sweeter. Sweet pastry notes, sweetish leather, fermented plum wine.
Water: Water makes the whisky look fresher in the nose. Oranges, juicy and sweet, not sour! More spicy oak. Lighter chocolate, fermented apple and in the background the severity of the undiluted nose. After a few minutes, it becomes kräutriger.
The start is less sweet than expected, extremely full but with now clearly dominant tobacco note. The fruits are served together with a piece of dark chocolate. The sweetness keeps the taint in check and generally provides for a palate that is not too bitter and dry. Nevertheless, the barrel rules the palate. As a regent, it does a great job. It is clear who has the say, but the other flavors are presented and are not forgotten. The Nachschmecken is characterized by such a beautiful tobacco note that I'm just so rave. The alcohol is not to be felt, but the experience is extremely intense and powerful - that's how it has to be! The second sip is much sweeter. A coup! The oak now displaced from her throne, the sweetness takes her role from the nose again. The oak defends itself in the re-tasting, rears up again, but fails and must act in second row.
Water: On the palate, it is absurdly soft and sweet as cherry juice, but without losing strength.
Look long and complex. Partly slightly bitter and bitter, then again sweet and fruity. In the end, the latter wins, with a delicate dark chocolate always remains. The taste does not want to give way. Very, very slowly, it fades, but echoes remain forever in the mouth and throat. If it has almost faded, re-tasting shows its effect and brings out the taste again.