'A One-shot Cluster Bomb'
N: Airfix paint or emulsion, sawdust, orange, nuts then the superior grain is evident, 2nd tasting - thick sherbet candycane, marzipan, freshly varnished pine, grass, ripe sherried mandarins. Later - Walnuts and pickled onions
T: Spring lemon water, then grain sweetness followed by spice which lingers, 2nd tasting - initially water turning quickly into sweet hot spice then turning to molasses, & [bitter] calvados
F: Lingering spice leads to sweet aged malt and sesame seeds. 2nd tasting - hot sweetness and calvados to the end. Short to medium finish.
C: This is a one shot cluster bomb, BOOM - enjoy enjoy , then fade. Exquisite, tight and light like Perrier spring water.
2nd tasting. Many months [8-9] after opening, the sweetness has given way to a calvados edge. The nose is still in tact but the light spring water has given way to a thick sweet spiced bitter calvados. Not necessarily better but i preferred it before. Hold on - after ten minutes, the light spring water returns. As Ralfy says, 'if its been in the bottle a while, give it time to breath', especially an old timer like this.
Scores an A-