Nose: more expressive right away, with beehive notes, orange peels and fresh apricots, as well as a faint whiff of rose petal / potpourri. A hint of cherry in the background. A good mix of robustness, jammy fruits and floral elegance.
Mouth: sweet and fruity start, cherries stand out again, as well as some oranges, gingerbread and honey. Quinces. Nice and jammy, although there’s a bittersweet tangy edge that comes later (two drops of cough syrup?). Cinnamon syrup. Brighter flashes of rancio too. Hints of liquorice and
Finish: quite long, still showing a damson sweetness, alongside tobacco and sweet oak.
A different style, certainly richer and sweeter than the Delamain, with some syrupy hints but never cloying. It will go on sale today, so you may still be able to secure a bottle somewhere.