Nose – Hard boiled sweets, lychee, fruits, hint of sweet tobacco
Palate – Pomegranate, warm spice, lychee
Nose with water – Gummy bears, mango, ripe pears, apples
Palate with water – Jelly beans, tinned fruit, fruit syrup
This one’s loaded with exotic fruit and sweetness, with warming spice and tobacco. Though it is a very drinkable dram at present, we’re sure a little patience will reap great rewards with this one. The nose reminds us of hard boiled sweets – luminous, slightly artificial, but unmistakable, fruity scents – lychee in particular, followed by a hint of sweet tobacco. The palate brings pomegranate to the fruit salad, with more lychee, followed up with warm spices.
With water, the boiled sweets on the nose soften into gummy bears, and the fruits are more rounded, familiar flavours – those of ripe pears, apples and a touch of mango. Take a sip, and the sugar and fruit becomes more defined, and more complex. Jelly beans transform into rich, syrupy tinned fruit. We’re sure that the palate is indicative of what’s to come. With time, the real fruit flavour is likely to become more complex, and the artificial fruit scents on the nose should develop into a veritable fruit salad of a dram.