gift sample from a friend
Nose: Yeah, this has some of those quaint floral and soft orange fruit notes common in the borderies. Vanilla and sweet, with an almost liqueur-like quality and thickness/density. The esters are vivid and bright. Orange blossom, honeysuckle, and maybe even some daisies. Fruit is more forward, and all on peaches, apricots, melon, softly sweet clementines, with a slight touch of mango and pineapple. Really seems to hit the 'sweet' spot for ageing.
Palate: Pretty substantial entry. Nice and richly thick. Apricots, peach, and vanilla in a floral, clean honey. A touch of wood provides some structure, coming in at the midpalate, though it quickly finds its exit. Maybe even a drop of anise extract for freshness at the end.
Finish: Pleasantly and lightly sweet, with faint fruit, less distinct than it was on the nose or palate. Almost canned fruit in light syrup. Still pretty tasty. A hint of wood remains along with some floral notes. This pulls no punches, and doesn't try to be anything that it isn't. I really enjoy the richness and purity of the flavors and profile. If you're not too keen on something sweet, probably lower the mark by a symbol or two. A-
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