Thanks, Foamy, for the generous sample.
It is very sweet on the nose. That is the sherry cask,
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(peel included) in the lead, followed closely by mildly roasted almond shavings
and some spices. Think nutmeg and aniseed. The second layer offers some
tropical fruit. Apricots, pineapple and maybe even a bit of mango and
pomegranate. Becomes sweeter all the time. Surprisingly good.
Mildly creamy on the palate, honeysweet and very
softly spices. This is lemonade, man! But very good
lemonade, to be sure. The same fruit as on
the nose, upholstered with some honey. Orange marmalade. A touch of oak.
The finish is medium long and remains very sweet with
a spicy end.