Review #893 (2022)
This is from the series Barrel Selection, and is finished in a PX Sherry casks. It’s bottled in just a few casks, with the cask numbers #1000695-2001229, and only 488 bottles were made. Very fresh with a mineral scent in the smell. Tropical fruits like melon (cantaloupe), and a hint of raisins.
Much more power in the taste, and the PX finish starts to show. Tannins and a bit more dried fruits than the smell indicated. Still fresh, still melon, but now also some oak and oak spices are showing – especially in the finish.
What a fantastic balance. The age, the initial maturation and then the finish, just fits like hand in a glove! And you just get a feeling that this is getting better and better, from the smell to the finish, and then marriage (or balance) of the whole! I will give this 87/100 (21/21/22/23).