Nose: Big, with quite some alcohol nip. Fruity. Apple, pear, melon, vanilla, peach. Licorice root, treacle. Surprisingly fresh and sunny, but also a bit rough.
Mouth: whoa! Hold your horses. Big, big, big alcohol nip. Even for something bottled at 54 point something percent, this is quite harsh, if not to say hot. This really needs water. Fruity and sweet, with hints of banana, tannic Granny Smith apples and clover honey. There’s also quite some bitter tannic notes in there.
Finish: medium long, bittersweet and spicy.