Rich, creamy vanilla, and some sweet brown spices (cardamom, cinnamon,
all-spice). A cool melange of fruit - pear, sauteed apples, bananas, and
tropical fruits (melons, too). There's a sweet marshmallow quality,
probably from the rising vanilla. There is some wood in it, providing a
good base. With more time, a bit of cocoa, toffee, and orange in the
background. Slightly sweet rice pudding.
Soft and a little silky on entry. Hrm. Surprising bite from the wood --
bitter with a touch of dryness. A pinch of pepper serving up the
alcoholic bite. The wood has vanilla and slowly yields to the fruit. The
mid-palate brings a good transition to the fruit. Mango, apricot, sweet
pears, bananas, apples, and more "melon." Very fruity, but not a bomb,
and the sweet creaminess of the vanilla reminds me of a rich milkshake.
More of the same, really. Medium-length finish. Never too sweet or
fruit, just a real pleaser. The wood came out a bit strong on the
palate, but it's a minor gripe.