Mental Image: Termites on a Pirate Ship
Spice, wood, and mild salt. Stormy green seas, dry rub barbecue, and stewed fruits arrived first, with loads of wood following behind. Bleached shipwreck, well-varnished piano, and dusty rick houses. A bit further in were notes of coconut, burned chocolate, and sunscreen.
Woody and tannic, this needed water to really open up. Notes of a stuffy barn, sweet hay, black vinegar, and lacquered wood. Slightly burnt bitter caramel came along with licorice and toasted coconut flakes. A few drops of water brought out bitter-sweet herbs and meat.
Lingering tannic dryness and lacquered antiques.