Appearance: Clear appearance with no cloudiness inclusions. In the bottle it is dark cherry red, in the glass it is a pool of cherry or cranberry with a lovely sheen to it. The depth of colour is quite remarkable. Thin clear coat on the glass on swirling. It forms a very distinct meniscus/edgeline with teardrops forming which then retreat rapidly and form droplets on the side of the tasting glass.
First impression: Graceful but heavy notes of sour (non sweet really and quite pleasant) cherries nicely subdued grain note from the wheat vodka serving as a pleasant backdrop to the cherry notes, there is also a nice cherry wood aromatic and oils from the pits and skins come across nicely. A delicate cross between and eau de vie, and a jenever gin in the grain like notes that so subtlety mix with the cherry.
Taste: Lightly oily but spicy dry cherry note coating the tongue with a entry and what seems to be a signature lovely mineral like finish/fade that is slightly drying with a pleasant warmth with the addition of an aromatic dry cherry with slightly woody notes, a touch of oils from the skins and a slight bitterness from the pits in a lovely integrated last and bouquet of delicacy and restraint.