NOSE: Very fruity, a veritable fruit salad of orchard and tropical fruits; yellow & red apples, oranges, mangos, pineapple. Then sweet malt notes, with cereal, light honey and lightly heated/roasted grains.
With more time the fruit subsides a bit and the nose becomes drier. There’s still a god dose of malt but now also more noticeable alcohol and some petroleum. (88-89p)
TASTE: Much more austere than what the nose indicated. Malty but rather dry, although there is some oiliness and waxiness. Notes of petroleum wax. Mild wood spice/pepper. Interesting but one dimensional? (86p)
EXIT: Medium oily (waxy?) and medium wood pepper. With more time; more pepper. (84p)
The nose has benefited from oxidisation for several months since the opening of the bottle.
TOTAL SCORE: 86 points.