Sweet and fruity on the nose with red currants, creamy vanilla and barley sugar. Clearly spicy hints of oak, followed by honey and a touch of strawberry.
Equally sweet and fruity on the palate, immediately followed by warming spices - white pepper and oak. Then creamy sweetness of honey, vanilla and malt with a crunchy cereal note towards the finish.
The finish shows a medium length with fleshy notes, toasted bread, honey, brown sugar and finally some dry oak.
With water: After the addition of a few drops of water a little fresher on the nose with enhanced wine aromas and red berries. Spicy oak with lots of toffee in the background. On the palate noticeably less sweet with a distinct peppery spiciness and prickling oak. Honey with creamy toffee towards the finish. The finish is medium long with notes of honey, toffee and a bit more of dry oak.