What a "dark" nose. Beautiful spicy wood, wood varnish, old leather, black tea sweetened with brown sugar, sweet dates and raisins, Maggie spice, caramelised orange peel and a wafer-thin chocolate glaze. Behind all the dark notes is also some peach fruit and a pinch of musty cellar (but no sulfur as with some sister bottlings).
Great aroma - a true dream for dark sherry and wood fans!
Sweet and strong. Cola syrup, old leather, coffee with lots of sugar, orange peel, slightly burnt caramel, musty wood, surprisingly peppery, walnut, dark chocolate with chilli.
Again, great though not as deep as the nose.
Too bad - the weakest part of the experience but still very good. First pepper and wood then espresso and tobacco leaves and back next to the oak again a lot of sweetness and milk chocolate with raisins.
Unfortunately only medium and a little lack of volume - 2-3% more Alc. would have done well.