N: Butterscotch tart, soot, bergamot, Black Forest gateau [Nick], old musty lofts, some woody orange citrus and an occasional yet distinct scent of lilies. A nose you could & should spend a while with.
T: Trickles down effortlessly neat. Carries on succinctly from the nose with much of the same action. And just when we thought we had discovered a SMWS cracker, the loud & clumsy rubber oloroso crashes in - and all the finesse, balance and story line is lost. Seasoned sherry casks eh? - sigh.
F: Thankfully the finish isn’t too affected. Soon, some of the earlier magic from the nose & arrival returns with those ever desirable mouldy, damp, dunnage-y notes re-establishing the underlying provenance.
C: Scores 90, less the oloroso. These obtrusive/evasive finishes are really starting to get me down.
Scores a B[-]