1. Without adding water but 30min in glass: fresh fruit, green apple particularly, some vanilla, cinnamon, bitter as in fresh walnuts.
2. With the addition of water: Nose gets a lot softer, honey becomes more apparent, perhaps even toffee
1. Without adding water: rather stringent and sharp, perhaps even a tiny bit overwhelming. Strong bodied and peppery. Green apple is again noticeable. Overall a rather floral and spicy mix of flavours
2. With the addition of water: Taste is immediately a lot softer, even though I didn't add a lot of water. Due to the lack of the alcoholic punch, a range of pleasant tastes get a lot more prominent, such as the green apple, fresh fruit and now also the sweetness of honey. As someone wrote here, soft but yet complex at the same time
After about 15-30 seconds a very subtle hint of smoke or dried leather becomes discernible. In a way very similar to the finish of a decent cigar.