Sweet but not sickly and fairly complex tail section.
My palate keeps getting stuck on the bitter notes in the tail, which aren't even that prominent.
If I keep drinking it, the next sip takes care of it in a deluge of sweet, creamily textured spice, that twists and turns out of a relatively simple palate, but somehow stays on the right track.
They've done a good job not over-oaking this. I was half expecting the wood to be too forward and tannic, but the spice level here is very measured, despite being right up front, hitting almost in the the approach and staying right there all the way through the finish to the end where it remains as a, not unpleasant cool numbing sensation.
Edit* On day two the bitterness has receded even more and the tobacco is now tied to a definite nutty-chocolate. Also more pineapple, making the nose smell more predominantly of yellow fruits.
They deftly handled this assignment, so I'm now looking for ward to seeing what else they are capable of.
Orchard blossoms, chopped apples and pears in lemon juice, spicy oak, yellow plums and vanilla cream, canned pineapple, perfumed wood
Simple syrup, juicy wood spice, melted vanilla ice cream,
Tobacco, chocolate-hazelnut, dandelion leaf, peel, red and black peppercorns, spearmint, icing sugar, vanilla, tannins