Nose: elegant and delicate. Spiced honey and stewed fruits. Tinned peaches. Hints of beeswax again. Subtle leather. Great fruitiness, both dried apricots and fresh, tart citrus. It shows that this is a near-30 year-old because of the nicely fragrant American oak elements.
Mouth: a malty core with juicy fruits again (stewed pears, peaches) with marmalade, honey and creamy vanilla. A little milk chocolate and cinnamon pastry. Candied ginger and whiffs of chilli.
Finish: long, half sweet, half spicy with lingering milk chocolate and a hint of coconut.
This one is simply very good. Immediately attractive but even better when you give it time to unfold. A really fair price for a 26 year-old OB as well (considering the current market), so recommended.