Nose: Quite rich, with baked apples,drizzled with honey and spices (cinnamon, cardamom), and some sultanas on top. A hint of citrus which balances the apple sweetness, maybe a touch of ginger bread.
Palate: The baked / cooked apples are still very dominant, with more of the dried fruit , some chocolate and toffee, and wood. The official notes speak of tropical fruit, but I must admit I fail to find those notes here..
Finish: Oak, dried fruit (date,raisin) and orange jam.
Conclusion: Quite a different animal than the 12 year old. the ex-sherry finishing has really had a big impact on the liquid. Quite heavier and chocolate-y with the dried fruit and apples combining well. Well made