Neat this is a true powerhouse, and I quite enjoyed it.
Medium sweet, dark fruits.
Green apple and some vegetal notes.
Hints of vanilla and citrus.
Very good integration of the alc.
I gave it a little water and I think it makes the fruits brighter and pushes more citrus forward.
Arrives oily and hot, almost fiery.
Sweet but kind of imediately drying.
Fruit is a lot bolder and darker than on the nose.
Water quenches the fire dramtically.
But it doesn't reduce the richness of the body, and it's still dry.
Close to long, slow fading spice.
Quite dry, yet still sweet with some wood.
With water the reduced spice shortens the finish quite a bit.
Brandy infused fruit cake. Still on the dry side.