6 // 5
Shockingly sharp at first, a more considered nosing reveals unexpected phenols and a haylike aroma. The label suggests "unlit cigarettes" and that's not wrong, there's some tobacco here for sure.
8 // 6
Unctuous, delightful, very sweet and extremely fruity. But the aftertaste is woody, slightly bitter, and very long. A nice, balanced figgy pudding. // There's a distinctive wine & ash note in this dram that reminds me of the aftermath of a serious party. Not sure how I feel about that.
8 // 8
Candied fruit? Hm, not that cloying. Dry. Oxidized. Cough drops!? No, it's those weird hard candies I ate as a child with the fruit centers. Medicinal red fruits. Not as much pleasant as vigorously present.