N: Floral custard apples and orange scented candles with strong, oily, fruity [apricot] tincture/marmalade notes up front. Also: moss, suede, aromatic joss sticks, lime, ginger and carrot cake [sultanas] with caramel icing, succulent pineapples, rose water and honey [baclava glaze vibe without the nuts]… a damn fine nose.
T: Charmingly relaxed arrival offering sweet cereal fruits first turning jammy straight after. Exquisite and broad mouthfeel despite its minimal 40% abv. Lots of sweet apple tannins reside. Quite oily and jammy with a mouthful that grows on you. Estery/tannic apple notes are abound along with a light milky hot chocolate.
F: The wood presence softens everything,turning to eucalyptus snow pears. Drying, sweet and tannic. Old oak glistens best at the death along with a mild turmeric laced curry and soap note.
C: Wonderful stuff.
Scores a B+