Mouth: Quite dry and fragrant in the very first instance, medium spicy red chili, yellow plums, pears, walnuts, leather, some ginger, but everything rather hysteric, like actor Jack Lemon in the 60s movies, though with a firm body.
Adding water is not good and the dram loses about 5 points with me. The dryness felt in the mouth in the first instance turns very perfumy with added maltiness. Not much happening otherwise, expect the blossoming lavender.
Without water it is an interesting hysteric if not a little crazy dram. A difference that I welcome as I can't remember the last time I tasted this. But "no water" becomes a religion with this dram.