Rudely capricious, difficult to define, but your patience will be rewarded! For water, blunder! The beast is old, a few drops without more!
Gorgeous. Alcohol well integrated despite its 58 degrees (at this age!). The aromas are compressed and difficult to read. It's hyper. Complex. It contains wax, heather, candied orange, rose water, polish, wood, sawdust, a vegetal-sap fresh, chlorophyll. Spices like cinnamon clove. Tea with bergamot. A beautiful mineral side with a wet rock aspect, pink pepper .... Aaaah, it's beautiful, delicate and rich. A trace of smoke and leather.
The mouth is much more "difficult" and closed. A small drop of water will prevail as a loooooong aeration! Without water, it starts with the tear, bitterness and dry spices in abundance. I do not insist, I add water and I take my time. The dram evolves in a more than interesting direction. The whole is balanced beautifully, the mouth is rounded and the aromas are exalted. We find the elements of the nose and alcohol harmonizes. Hmmmm. It's good and complex. The length in the mouth more than satisfactory. The bitterness disintegrates to be fine and pleasant. Woody and wax are boosted. The spicy and peppery touch is part of the landscape.
Woody, tea, vanilla, spices, fine bitterness