Rich with ripe, red fruits. Some pear and Calvados notes. Pain au chocolate. Chocolate and caramel.
Sweet, then charcoal. Fresher with water.
Peppery. Charred. Becomes pleasantly astringent. Water reveals wood smoke.
A nose, rich in dessert character, is balanced by charcoal-like dryness.
Whisky Magazine Issue 57
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