Proper full on sherry nose.
A little tough on the alc right away, but it either quiet down a bit after some time in the glass or my nose just got used to it.
Raisins and fruitcake.
Not as much "raw" wood as in many other CS sherry casks.
A wee drop of water makes it sweeter and more approachable.
Sweet, rich, full body. Still not up to "nuclear" bomb level.
As with the first nosing, the first taste appears a bit tough, or maybe intense alc, but it softens along the way.
Sweet juicy red fruit, chocolate and concentrated caramel.
Again, very consistant with the nose regarding the wood, soft and tasty.
It handles a few drops of water quite well, the fruits opens up and spreads out some more. Becomes a little softer and more "likeable" without losing too much power.
A candidate for exploration.
Quite long, sweet, spicy.