A nice oldskool nose. Musty, dusty and with tropical fruits like lychees, mango, apricot and green banana. It has a slight dryness in like fruitpeel. Dried spices like kardemom, coriander, ginger and cinnamon. There is a wee smokey hint as well. Toasted oak I’d say. Over time that musty layer becomes something that reminds me of soaked cardboard. Also wood polish and a whiff of leather appear after a while. Even freshness in like mint joins in. When giving it time the nose really becomes quite complex and there is a lot going on inhere.
Sweet, smooth, oily and delicate. Great balance. On the palate it continues to give tropical fruits like ripe mango, zesty Banana peel and again lychees. The spiciness is a pushed little more to the background and it remains very mild. There is some wood polish and mild white pepper as well.
In the medium length finish a very delicate layer of mild oak starts the party. After this the smokey wood I referred to in the nose, is back in the finish. It gives a nice cloudy feeling.
I guess initially this is one of those love it or hate it kind of profiles. I certainly love it. It’s really a character on it’s own. There is nothing common about it. Something I’d consider buying a bottle in the future.