Alcohol is manageable, then come toffee notes, dried fruits, hint of leather, spices, bit of tobacco. Very light smoke. Very sweet nose, turning towards overripe strawberries. Tiniest hint of varnish.
Good alcohol punch, huge warmth, peppery spices, black pepper mainly, not too sweet. Oak just says hello. Some fruity notes, plums and blackcurrant. Third chew gets more sherried notes, leather, dried fruits, not really smokey, and doesn't turn bitter although I keep feeling it might. Charred wood shows up, or very burnt figs, definitely fig jam sweetness. Freshly cracked black pepper stays strong throughout.
Peppery, bit of sweetness and oak, stays warm for ages, and bitterness stays away. Very pleasant finish.