Nose: Fruity from the get-go, with an apple cider like aroma popping up from the glass, accompanied by white grapes. There’s also a fair amount of vanilla sweetness, as well as some cotton candy, cookie dough and icing. Finally a very light mineral touch with a whiff of burlap. Water brings out more of an orange-y aroma.
Taste: Nice thick mouthfeel. A spicy (white pepper, nutmeg) and nutty (roasted peanuts) arrival. A whisper a ginger too. A tad aggressive at first, probably in part due to the high alcohol percentage. Adding water and waiting a little while remedies that, making way for soft citrus fruits and some hops, bringing a bit more balance to it all.
Finish: Returning to the fruity and sweet signature I already experienced on the nose, although a little less explicit here.