Color: Bright oaked white wine color with faint, fast but somewhat oily looking legs.
Nose: Lemon simple syrup, saw dust and orange peel. Noses like a pretty young spirit... Raw almonds, and fresh apricots. More orange after it letting it air for some time: Blood orange, orange Tic Tacs and canned peach halves. Actually it is very craft malt whisky-like now.
Palate: Very thin in texture, almost watery... Orange liquor, green wood and candied orange peels. Incredibly hard to believe that this eau de vie is not infused with some kind of citrus: Orange oil, mixed citrus marmalade and candle wax. It tastes very syrupy and citrusy.
Finish: Short to medium with some metallic bitterness, black tea and orange peel jam.
Overall: Unfortunately it's very sweet and thin for my taste... Of course it doesn't mean that it cannot create wonders in the hands of a very talented bartender in a mixed drink but still not my cup of tea. It is more of a utilitarian spirit rather than being a sipper for sure. I was also surprised how sweet and citrusy the overall characteristics of the spirit was considering that it was unadulterated. Was it distilled from a late harvest Riesling wine..? If yes would the sweetness transfer into the distillate so well..? I am not sure but now I am more curious than before to taste the other three grape varieties they bottled and compare.