On the nose: charred wood on the front, along with malted barley, burnt sugar, cracked pepper and a hint of light green fruits.
On the palate: more charred wood, recently put-out campfire, malted barley sweetness, apple, fig, pear.
On the finish: some more charred wood, but lighter. Hints of malted barley, a slightly bitter note.
Overall, it is a pleasant and interesting bottle. It doesn’t feel balanced, it certainly is on the spicy charred oaky side, but adding a dash of water opens the sweet fruit notes up a little more. Nonetheless, for £45 it’s a good bottle for if you want something a bit adventurous.