A beautiful and generous nose brimming with golden syrup, caramelised brown sugars, olive oil, sweet pastries, mille-feuille and precious nectars. In time there are hints of caraway, wild mint and mandarin liqueurs. Wonderful freshness and vivid complexity. The careful addition of water brings out notes of young calvados, mineral oil, a savoury spiciness and various dark fruits such as golden sultanas and fig tar tatin. The mouth is richly textured with immediate notes of treacle sponge, pear eau de vie, aged muscat wine and spicy quince jelly. Citrus rinds, rye bread and expensive Manhattan cocktails. Reduction unveils greengages, honey eau de vie, lime oils, wee tropical touches and a fragrant jasmine aspect.