A strong, aromatic ex-sherry profile. It doesn't tip over into bitterness like many other old ex-sherry casks, but stays true to its sweet creaminess to the end. At best, too smoothly sweet, you could hold him up if you absolutely want to look for a point of criticism.
Brown gold in the glass immediately pushes an intense sherry cargo into the nose. Somehow a very dark and earthy smell, almost tar oil, with damp hay, cinnamon, sulfurized prunes, pickled dates, currants and a small corner of glucose. Hazelnut ice cream, pipe tobacco, old leather, nougat and a burnt-on bread crust give a hint of a well-charred barrel, thinly applied iodine ointment, candle wax, clover flowers and some sage leaves emphasize the spiciness and spiciness of strong alcohol, almost penetrating.
The malt burns intensely on the palate, even surprisingly sweet and creamy after the power of the nose. Nut nougat cream meets prunes, mandarins, peaches and pineapples. The tobacco and herb leaves that come in add a tart note that does not turn into bitterness and thus emphasizes the sweetness at the other end of the spectrum rather than suppressing it. A few oak shavings and licorice gradually make the taste drier but never uncomfortable.
A banana split with cream and chocolate sauce with orange juice, red apple peel and licorice mix sweetly in the finish. The balance of sweetness and spice of salt and liquorice is maintained until the long, slowly fading finish.