This spirit is aged for two years in vats constructed of ash from Finland. The nose is reminiscent of kirsch, but is more prickly than most; the middle-stage nosing passes display plenty of round, perfumy cherry fruit; the last pass offers sublimely sweet but not overripe scents of red cherries. In the mouth, the sweet, ripe cherry taste is evident immediately and continues unabated through the midpalate. The finish is sweet, mildly syrupy and intensely cherried.
90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Nov 2001)