Nose: Immediately after pouring out, in addition to a nice fruitiness with peach and mirabelle plum, I first have a slightly dusty-musty oak in my nose. I was walking in the forest this morning, somehow I associate with the dried autumn leaves of last year. However, this “muff” flies quickly, maybe it is it that then develops in the direction of the hay. Roasted aromas (coffee) amaze and delight me. The next time I smell it, I will have more sour, fresh, light fruits. Pear. I experiment with a little water, which I am not used to. This gives me candied mint, it becomes grassier - morning dew on a spring meadow. A lot of vanilla. Very pretty!
Mouth: a good start with ginger, invigorating acidity, also a bit mineral and chalky. With water: creamy oak, toffee !, roasted hazelnut.
Finish: tart and fruity, carried by creamy oak. For me it was “chalky” at first, it covers the tongue well, gets dry, but doesn't lose any of its aroma and freshness. A fine note of vanilla remains.
Conclusion: I initially underestimated this malt. When I first tasted it a year ago, I saved it as an "easy drinking" representative, light and fruity. That's all he is, with full attention today he started talking to me properly. He is not shy now, but not a screamer, not a heavyweight, but a wonderfully invigorating, lively journeyman. Mild, light-footed but also with depth without being too complicated. The flavors it brings are very meaningful to me, in no way banal. I really didn't expect that.