Thanks to the strength of 56.8%, it is nice to experiment with water.
Dark fruits on the nose like raisins from the rum pot. Some leather and polished wood. A bit acidic like a dry red wine. But also some powdered sugar.
The alcohol cools the nose deeper in the glass, but the aromas are nice to take with a small distance.
The nose hardly changes with a little water.
Undiluted, the start is neat. The almost 57% hit full. Nevertheless, the sweetness on the tip of the tongue and the spiciness on the palate are dominant.
With a little water it becomes smoother on the tongue. The sharp start disappears. The mouthfeel becomes creamier. The raisins and plums are now more present until the aftermath.
The finish has a bit of spiciness ready with the first sip, but after the second sip I would only name it as spiciness. The aftertaste is long and changes the memory in the mouth every now and then.
It changes from time to time between dark grapes, raisins, plums and a little dark chocolate.