absolutely needs water to become palatable. The nose is a low point, no matter
what. Thanks, Jan VC, for the sample.
The powerful nose offers mainly Granny Smith apples and lemongrass. Some
grain cookies and caramel. Pretty sharp, though. And rather simple, if I may
say so. It also has a dusty side. Do not leave it for ten minutes (like I did),
for it simply falls apart. Adding water does not improve things. Then it tends
to bring out patato peel. Oh, well.
The attack is intense and a whole lot sweeter than the nose. Apples
again, skins included, but rather spirity. And a touch of rubber, as if chewing
a balloon. I mean it. Let me add some water. Ah, much better! Sweet on toffee and sugared apples in the frying pan.
In the rather long finish, a small bitterness in the form of tannin and
liquorice pops up. With water it is all rather