Herbal, grassy and quite light. Freshly cut grasses, florals, hay and lemon oils, are joined by some sharp metallic aromas – very akin to copper coins. Grape juice and green apples provide some fruitiness along with light honey and gentle toffee, but it’s hard to get around the distinctively young aromas of copper contact that are quite dominant here.
Light and malty, but quite simplistic too. A quick arrival delivers biscuity flavours, citrus and grasses along with gentle orchard fruits (primarily apples). This then heads into steeped tea territory, becoming increasingly drying with a touch of astringency along for the ride. After a period of resting, underlying earthy notes develop. Spiciness is certainly present and quite interesting – clove, cardamom and sprinkle of black pepper. But, I still get that unrefined raw and coppery taste, even with a few drops of water.
Short, quite drying and slightly bitter with oak and pepper.