Water changes him immensely but also takes away some intensity, he gets chocolateier in the nose. Creamier and more fruity in the mouth and less bitter on the finish. Worth to play with water but beware not to drown.
Excellent nose with dark sherry aromas, candied orange peel, garden herbs, wood polish, dark forest berries, tobacco and leather, some alcohol and mint freshness (CS has good, too), slightly sour woody notes and coffee beans, lots of wood and deep, dark sherry notes - what a bang if you stand on something like that. In addition, there is a slightly sour juicy fruit note of oranges and berry fruits. The nose is gorgeous and makes your mouth water.
Powerful start. Coffee and leather, brown sugar and a little sherry sweetness, but also a lot of herbs and some pepper, back orange and dark caramel, the whole encased in lots of wood and tannins. Something too violent and wild for the great nose. But still very big cinema.
First the pepper and a subtle chilli spiciness, then the sherry comes out powerfully again with dark fruits, nuts and dry sweetness. Warming goes the long finish in the extension with leather, dark chocolate and old wood. Especially the leather note stays forever in the mouth. Very woody and dry but I think that's great and the finish is forever too long.