The distinction in between Chopin and grain vodkas is clear long before it also hits your lips. The nostrils is much less wonderful; there’s some vanilla, but it’s much richer and has earthier notes that give a much fuller sense of smell, developing a surprising comparison for somebody utilized to the slim harshness typical to grain vodkas. However more unique is the taste: rich and smooth in structure, with very little burn.
Trace notes of wonderful spices (nutmeg, even clove) linger in the back of your taste buds, and the velvety mouth-feel and a little wonderful flavor are really pleasant, almost like tapioca dessert. And in a martini, the vermouth draws out those earthy and spicy tones while balancing with the small sweet taste, making a truly exceptional beverage with practically no work at all.