Spellbinding. Heavy sherry, but combined with unreal fruitiness. It's dripping with the nectars of tropical fruits like mangos, passionfruits, papayas, and mangosteen. Tons of coconuts. Dried fruits, raisins, dates. Tobacco, obviously the expensive kind. Leather, used for Hermes. And yes, mint and camphor, which I suppose is a mark of great quality. This nose profile is seen in very old sherried whiskies (ie old Macallans and Glen Grants) but done better! What evil alchemy is this?!?!
Wowwie!! This is incredible! Hugely fruity. Very jammy. Very intense. More black raisins now with sweet cherries, but the tropical fruit notes are ever-present. Some candied ginger and brown sugar. Loads of black tea which provides some tannin. Good oaky backbone, nowhere close to egregious. Dense mouthfeel. This is bottled at the perfect time, at the perfect ABV. Transcendent stuff.
Sticky, lingering sweetness that stays on and on.
If there is one complaint, and seriously, there is really only one complaint here, albeit the smallest one, it is a bit dry. There. Nothing in life is perfect. Except my 3 year-old sweetheart.