Light nose prickle, somewhat closed initially and sandy-dry overall. After a while there are rich fruity notes then a faintly vegetal aroma emerges, earthy with hints of dried meat. Water sweetens the aroma with a suggestion of caramel.
At natural strength, smooth, sweet-starting and immediately intense, with a drier, darker side soon breaking through in rich fruits, warming spiciness and a thread of smoke. Reduced with water the taste is dry overall, the smoothness lingering longer before the now softer spicy assault begins.
Soft and sweet – French toast with cinnamon and syrup – becoming creamy as it fades before landing on polished tables and gentle spice.