Rich and rounded.
Nice wood, dark fruits, black berries.
A very light sweet tobacco and some almond.
Truely deep and complex.
Not sure if water is needed, it brings down the alc fumes, makes the fruity notes brighter, but I feel it becomes a bit more dull.
Succulent sweet arrival.
Cherries with honey, very fruity, then some of the nicely aged wood.
Some dark coffee notes in the middle as the spice builds up.
This has aged gracefully!
Initially on the first dram or two I thought water opened it up quite a bit, but revisiting it now I'm not that sure. More of the fruit but significantly less of the nice darker notes.
Long soft and slow fading spicy finish.
Sweet coffee, dark chocolate, plum jam.
It doesn't loose much of it's spicyness with a few drops of water, but it looses some lenght.