I will leave it for a
few minutes as the nose starts of pretty closed. Patience brings nice notes of
nuts, marzipan, nougat and dark, candied fruit. Think figs and apricots.
Elegant. And a little dusty, if you know what I mean. Hint of sweet espresso
with whipped cream. Milk chocolate. This is a complex animal.
Oily and very rich on
the palate. The spices speak up (nutmeg, cloves, ginger), followed by figs,
plums and some honey. Hint of mint. Loads of liquorice. Great.
The finish is long
and spicy, a bit drying with a hint of smoke.