Colour: Pale to medium brown.
Nose: Brown banana cake, banana, dried orange peel, bourbon vanilla, walnuts, caramel, dark sweet wood, darker forest honey and a touch of alcohol. Water doesn’t change the nose (88p).
Taste: Slight sweetness, a noticeable alcohol burn, mild pepperiness. With water it becomes milder, rounder and more creamy but the pepperiness also becomes more noticeable in the aftertaste. (82p).
More complex, balanced and simply better on the nose than on the palate.
Total score 85 points.