Virgin European Oak and 1st-Fill Oloroso Sherry Casks
Clear sherry aromas with additional notes of orange and chocolate covered cherries. Caramel, hazelnut aromas and fresh herbs are added.
Sticky sweet with sherry, raisins and dark fruit compote. Added to this are warming spices - ginger, nutmeg, some cinnamon - with oak and a peppery note. Becomes creamier again for the finish, but also slightly drier with orange zest and dark chocolate.
The finish shows a nice length with creamy fruit marmalade notes. It then becomes pleasantly dry with notes of coffee, cocoa and a touch of oak.
After adding a few drops of water, the sweet sherry aromas are preserved, more dry cocoa notes are added, accompanied by more oak and unripe walnut. On the palate it remains sweet and creamy with cherries, oranges and brown sugar, followed by warming spices. The finish is slightly shorter and dry with notes of cocoa, espresso and walnut.