This is fun! Burned sugar and very grapey, like a Brandy de Jerez.
Almost a mix of dense rye and pumpernickel breads. Christmas cake
spices, and thick, syrupy rum. All-spice, cinnamon, cardamom, candied
fruit. Some red fruit and berries, along with an oxidative note. Mince
pie and more grape.
Immediately apparent that it's not as expressive as it was on the nose,
and also a little drying. The mouthfeel of a thick spiced rum, but much
more grapey. Not the most impressive, especially compared to the nose.
Virtually the same notes here, just more muted.
Back to something interesting, and it's more nice wood, rum, and very
good chocolate and coffee found in a good, well-aged sherried whisky.
The finish adds some complexity, and really brings it home.