First behave a bit in the nose. Lots of oak, cognac notes, raisins and balsamic vinegar. Over time, dry plums, floral grain sweetness, a little nut and dry Oloroso wine sweetness are added. But wood is the dominant factor. The old age is clearly there and the aromas are super deep and interwoven.
In the mouth then a softer, then more and more spicy approach. Lots of dry sherry notes, walnut and olive oil, thickened grape must and plum, old wood.
Strangely, the finish comes with a subtle grain note and vanilla before the wood strikes again. Very dry and stimulating saliva with Oloroso Sherry notes, but the finish is dominated by old wood, bitter oak and a little tannic acid. Unfortunately only medium length.
Really great nose and a sharp aroma profile with real age and still wums. Maybe a little too much wood, but that's a matter of taste. I think the top is a little more exhausting than comparable blends. Stop something challenging for us malt heads. However, it is not a must-have.