Notes from a 2 year open bottle below halfpoint. Seems to have opened up and settled down somewhat over that time. Would probably score a few points lower freshly opened, but this is strictly based on memory as I have no second bottle of this.
First off spices, namely pepper, white pepper, then some grass, honey and caramel. Despite being only 40% the alcohol does nip a bit here. Then comes the young oak with a bit of vanilla and even some spearmint. Not too far from HP10 here.
Mildy grassy, honeyed cereal, bit of oak and vanilla, peppery, spicy and alcoholic nip - again only @ 40% - cardboard. Pretty one dimensional and not up to par with the nose.
Pepper, chili, cardboard - medium long on the "afterburner".