vanilla and cherry all the way. smooth with a wiff of permanent marker
Ripe, sweet cherry, plum and something non-food that I can’t put my finger on!
Ditto! We’re loving the medicinal note to the fruit - and @Bargainbob, menthol is spot on for us too!
Some plum for me too, @DrGrumble.
@catherine - RHUBARB! Yes!!
These are all great shouts, everyone.
Has it had any oak ageing?
I certainly agree a bit medicinal
That’s the bubblegum!
Getting some cherry the more I sniff, almost as a layer over the other elements
Agree with the bubblegum, but that comes in late!
Mrs CC: and a faint hint of the smell you get in shops that sell scented candles and nice homewares. Don’t know what you’d call it, but there was something of that.
I know this is odd, but there is something that reminds me of whisky. Maybe just the alcohol?
Mrs Brod instantly said tobacco.
I have to laugh.
A review on the app says ‘truly nasty, even for a fiver’
Yeah, one of the first things I thought was there was quite a strong alcohol presence to the aroma - see what you mean. It is 14%, I guess!
Getting more and more fruit. And now someone has said “permanent marker” I can’t see past it…!
Clean, touch of red fruits (raspberries, cherries, a touch candied? — yes @_Wine, I get a touch of bubblegum too ), black fruits (blackcurrant, plum), but first impression was “spicy” (black peppercorn), plus aniseed, menthol, fennel, lavender. Youthful though, maybe a touch of vanilla/butterscotch — do we know the oak treatment? (check on the palate)
Light colour is not a surprise - cinsault element?
If I’m allowed to talk of taste yet; straight out of the bottle I’d have agreed but not definitely not now. It was way better after an hour in the decanter.
Mrs CC: getting a bit of vanilla: faint, but it’s there.