Distillery (Germany Exclusive)
Virgin American Oak (22%), First-fill American Oak (46%), French Oak (15%) and Vin Doux Naturel (17%) Casks
Light fruity notes on the nose with tropical fruits, melon, a hint of banana as well as pink grapefruit. In addition, orange zest, juicy barley and some ginger spice in the background.
Sweet start on the palate with vanilla, toffee and malty notes. This is accompanied by apricots, melons and some tart orange. In addition, warming white pepper, toasted bread and some spicy oak towards the finish.
The finish is medium long with warming notes of barley, slightly bitter pink grapefruit as well as spicy oak.
After adding a few drops of water, a little more tropical fruit notes on the nose, plus vanilla and spicy oak. Sweeter on the palate with vanilla, caramel, honey and tropical fruits. The spicy warmth is somewhat softened. Additional notes of plum and creamy dark chocolate emerge. The finish is still of medium length with creamy honey, sweet vanilla, caramel and slightly earthy notes, plus tobacco and some spicy oak.
I thank Kirsch Import e.K. for the complimentary sample and the photograph!