Distillery (Germany Exclusive)
First-fill Oloroso Sherry Butt (#2840, 548 btl.)
The nose starts off with lots of caramel and sherry, followed by nougat, notes of coffee and espresso. Hints of raisins, spiced oak and cinnamon in the background.
Strong and intense on the palate with rich notes of sherry, figs and caramel. Lingering milk chocolate emerges with creamy nougat and hazelnuts. Warming with delicate spiced oak, white pepper and a hint of cinnamon.
The finish is long and spicy, with sherry, creamy nougat and hazelnuts. Subtle oak with a whiff of anise on the tail.
A little bit reluctant on the nose when water is added. Soft and creamy with nougat, less caramel and sherry notes. Sweet, soft and warming on the palate with sherry, nougat and hazelnuts, followed by prickling oak and white pepper towards the finish. The finish is deliciously nutty with caramel and sherry. Becomes drier on the tail with oak and a hint of white pepper.
A pleasant dram. Delightful and intense. Delicate notes of chocolate, nougat and hazelnut in a glass! Reminds me of liquid Nutella. Good balance, nicely complex and not at all overpowered by the first-fill sherry cask. A quaffable bottling for the German market!