Nose: noticeably spicy in the nose. Nutty Marsala. Something Musskat. Kandis. Appearances of grape seeds.
Set but still more Marsala. Later ground grape seeds and a little espresso. Very nice.
What a nutty Marsala nose after a long time in the glass!
With a little bit of water, the nose becomes lighter and a bit sour.
Taste: Tingling onset. There are spices. Rather dry. Acid is omnipresent. Slight bitterness. Something muff.
Quite flat with water.
Finish: pepper, a little vanilla, nuts and a bit mushy. Muff. Pretty long. After further slaps dominated a remaining bitterness.
Conclusion: great nose. A bit too bitter in the finish. It's worth it to breathe. Then he opens up in the nose clearly.
With water you get the bitterness something under control, but the nose and taste are very flat. I would refrain from it or give only a few drops.
Glen Elgin 2004 MOS Marsala Finish Cask 160323 54.6%
Color: pur reddish.
Nose: sweeter (cotton candy), but in comparison less Marsala. The spices are missing.
There are a few herbs (later with water similar to woodruff, after a long time in the glass of the woodruff was clearer).
Then ground grape seeds, which dominate from then on. Easy stinging.
I think I'll have to cover it up later
The sweetness takes something off with water. A few gooseberries and fruit gums are now here.
It adds a little vanilla and something for which I just have no name.
Maybe just a little milk chocolate. Later, I think it's white turron.
Taste: With a little water. Citrus fruity onset. Again with tingle. Oranges and candy. Pure creamy. Less nutty and without muff. Much cleaner than the World Cup. Becomes increasingly citrusy and only slightly bitter.
Finish: Medium long. The tongue burns something like after eating sour fruit gums. Diluted, the finish is flatter, which also takes away the acidity.
Conclusion: I think the game with water is worth it here for the nose, which, although not the force of the World Cup achieved, but still pretty nice. Taste and finish are less complex, but without the bitterness just easier to drink.