A spellbinding and classical nose of lime juice, passion fruit sours, cherry Halls, menthol, eucalyptus resin, cinnamon balls, aniseed bark and an antique writing desk complete with ink well. Water adds extra layers of complexity with notes of coal dust, copper coins, sourdough starter, lemon rind, spearmint, smouldering herbs on a BBQ and a face-in-kiln-style peat smoke with a mezcal-esque briny twist in the middle.
The delivery in the mouth is undulating and exquisite. Tropical fruit chutney with coal tar soap, peat embers, blue cheese, salted cod, key lime pie and smoked grains. With reduction; Lapsang Souchong tea, clove rock, barley sugar, cured meat, pickled damsons and charred sugarcane. Quite a ride!