On the nose, the first impression gives a note of honey, papaya, and unmistakably grapefruit. Some hints of peppermint and pumpkin spice linger in the background. Chickpeas, tofu skin, brown sugar, pineapple, arrowroot crackers and grapevine thereafter. Linseed oil, moss, hay, oatmeal, eucalyptus and figs show up.
The palate expresses itself with cardamom, fennel seeds, cilantro, lemon, madeleine, brioche buns with butter and cranberry jam, mango, pomegranate, raw plantain and even Korean pear.
There are more spices like cloves, mandarin peel skin, sesame seed oil, and nutmeg powder.
Do not be afraid of the 64.4% abv; it doesn't bite. And yes, I agree with Mark that this doesn't need water.
Long and spicy with a hint of peated smoke, salty to the core and a minimal signature Convalmore bitterness to boot. It's a tad grassy but comes back to chamomile and/or Chinese white tea.
ALL in all, its a herbal and fruity convalmore. Best of the 1977 and partly 1978 distillate.