Starts with crispy breadcrust and caramelised sugar, followed by burnt caramel and mocha. Then fruity notes shine through with juicy apricots, followed by vanilla custard, white pepper, subtle cloves and a whiff of oak. Needs some time to develop its full aroma profile.
Bold, sweet and intense on the palate. Fruity notes of apricots complemented with orange zest and burnt caramel. Then a warming spiciness arrives with allspice, pepper and charred oak in the back.
Long and creamy sweet on the finish with barley sugar, mocha, some leathery notes and a touch of dry oak on the tail.
With water: There's more fruits coming through when a splash of water is added. Lots of apricots, peaches and passion fruit. The burnt notes are slightly tamed. Still intense on the palate although the warming spiciness is pushed in the background bringing more fruity and sweet notes to the fore. The finish is still long and creamy with honey, apricot jam and mocha.