Nose: Fruity nose with hints of plum wine and damsons, a little herbal character develops, alongside notes of vanilla, toasted oak and spice. Orange zest and pepper appear after a time.
Palate: Sweet, buttery, syrupy palate entry with orange peel, intense aromatic roots, hints of fresh petals and cracked pepper. Potpourri develops with notes of vanilla, rhubarb crumble and saffron.
Finish: Long, herbaceous, bittersweet finish with tremendous complexity. Red berry fruits and Manuka honey linger on.
Overall: A curious and gorgeous mix of rye and Cognac with as much New Orleans character as a Dr John record.