The nose starts off with a potpourri of delicate tropical fruits - melon, banana, papaya, pineapple and mango. This is followed by a lingering spicy note of subtle oak and nutmeg, overlaid with vanilla and honey. An inebriant aroma!
A sweet and creamy start on the palate, but then the spiciness quickly takes over. Loads of black pepper, mixed with a whiff of oak and nutmeg. Once the spiciness fades, creamy and fruity notes take over, nicely interwoven with caramel and lingering honey. Less fruity than the nose promises.
The finish is short to medium long, creamy with tropical fruit jam and accompanied by delicate honey and toffee notes.
With water: A few drops of water tame the gorgeous tropical fruits while more oak and nutmeg are coming through. Still sweet and fruity on the palate with a significantly tamed spiciness. Pleasant notes of white pepper nicely mixed with creamy toffee, vanilla and honey. The finish is medium long and sweet with vanilla, toffee and a touch of dry oak on the tail.