of a let down.
The nose starts relatively closed and needs a few minutes to reveal
breakfast cereals and white fruit. Vanilla and apple cider as well as some
tinned pineapple. Honeysweet, actually. Evolves towards citrus. Mandarin. Not
exactly exciting, but far from bad. Oh, lest I forget, it does display a nice,
albeit discrete, hint of smoke.
On the palate, though, the fruit has to move out of the way of quinine
and oak. A bit of pepper, a truckload of ginger. Dried grasses. Slowly but
surely, it turns bitter, way past grapefruit.
In the medium long and drying finish, I get another burst of citrus.