I like the 12CS.
A sneaky nose. The scent of dried apricots and dates, mixed with sea salt, pepper and curry spice and garnished with a vanilla pod weighs one at first for certain, one thinks of well-known 12CS terrain. But then: the previously dried fruit smell fermented now, wet hay and a light Kuhstalldunst make the nose nice and dirty. Still well peppered, now wet, loamy forest soil and wet dog. Juniper.
Very strong, sherry-sweet start with a good portion of salt. Wild herbs and pepper provide the spice, honey and tropical fruits (tangerines, oranges) for the sweetness. In the foreground is the spicy seasoning, the fruits provide a flattering base and prevent tipping away into bitterness.
Salty licorice and violet candies, leather notes and coffee beans.
Long, slightly dry, spicy, honey sweet.