Simple, straight forward but in no way bad.
Immediate aromas of old oak casks, that dusty dunnage warehouse feel with no shortage of cobwebs. It noses like an old cognac or armagnac, smooth and rounded.
Citrus notes developing backed by old oak. Images of an old country kitchen, large stately home style. An old table sitting in the middle of the kitchen with a fruit bowl with nothing other than oranges in the middle.
Grape elements begin to shine, even some plums and prunes to add.
Old, oaky and dusty.
It arrives with a sweet and sour touch, and it still has a little life to it. Gooseberries with some ginger tingles on the tongue, some plum elements slowly developing as well. With time it becomes darker and darker, the age starts to show with the bitter oak notes creeping forward.
Oaky and surprisingly smoky, walking into a cloudy and badly ventilated cigar lounge; you can taste the smoke on the back of your throat. The old oak carries on, there's no hiding the age here.
Slightly drying with long finish.