Neat: Very intense, you cannot ignore the ABV. Heavy PX sherry influence. It’s a bit meaty and herbal and rubbery, a bit of umami as well. It needs quite some time to tone down a bit and stop destroying your nostrils. After some aeration, quite nutty and musty. Not very subtle.
With water: cigarette ash, bay leaf and thyme.
Neat: Thick, musty and hot arrival. Rum & raisin ice cream, herbal liquor notes (think Bénédictine), figs, with a slight sourness, like grapefruit-sour but without the citrusiness (Yes, this word probably doesn’t exist, but you get what I mean.)
With water: Aaah it’s better now, some sweetness (but not too much), thick chocolate sauce, and a little pepper. The sourness quite disappeared.
Cigarette ash, herbal notes, hints of espresso, some fig sweetness. Medium length.