On the nose, the influence of the port pipe is very prominent boasting notes of stewed dark fruit, all sorts of berries such as bramble, overripe raspberry and strawberry cheesecake. There are also hints of olive oil, sage and paprika powder.
The palate reminds me of a sweet berry chutney paired with hints of oak spice, muscat, cracked white pepper and vanilla ice cream with hot raspberries - the port pipe remains quite dominant.
The finish leaves notes of bramble, trifle and spicy wood. Even though the finish is not overly long, the entire creation feels very well-rounded and it's definitely a whisky I really enjoyed.
What you get for your money (at issue price) is seriously good whisky with probably the most beautiful packaging there is (at least to my liking). Nonetheless I probably would not pay secondary market prices - even though I would hate not to have this one in my collection...