Initially I gave it 89pts but after only a few days the scotch has already shown some improvement. I believe dark sherry like this has more room to better express itself as time passes.
Old leather blended with smooth spices and herbs, with a slow trend of dark red fruits and persimmon. After a wave of earthy notes, I found some super ripe black plums, they're juicy and sweet, which were followed by cherry and blackberry. Blackberry soon flourished and also brought in grape soda. Kinder chocolate, English breakfast tea with a couple slices of lemon near the end, warm and embracing. The longer it stayed in the glass, the more half-dried mandarin peel it showed. Also a bit more coffee candy after a sip. If you like old-school sherry whisky, this is your cup of "tea".
Dark chocolate, caramel, earthy with some notes of spices. Cherry followed by black plums, some sourness came from the plum peel I'm sure. Persimmon and papaya, Grape seeds appeared near the end together with black tea.
Smoked plums, slightly burnt vanilla powder, still there's red papaya, Pu'er tea with a touch of aged oak that lasted for quite a while. Very mild black pepper, assorted roasted veggie skewers.