Conclusion: This is a really great sherry barrel. Well done, Ian!
Blackberries, toffee, dark caramel, some lovage (but pleasant), some leather, hazelnuts, and dark oak furniture, cloves, with a little time dark cherries, plum jam, chocolate, some pepper
not quite as sweet as on the nose, nice and strong start with full sherry broadside, spices, cherries, leather, oak (clove) and a little pepper
long, here a little bit more tart than the taste, leather, old furniture, cocoa, cloves, a little liquorice, and a bit bitter behind