It only really suffers from chill filtration which I think prevents some of the nicer notes on the nose from carrying through to the palate and finish which would have evened out the bitterness a little.
Reviewed in my blog:
Ashy fruit. Waxy orange peels.Lychee. Asian pears. Raspberry sherbet. A slight sulfury note. Coal dust. Wet stones in the sun. Something dusty. The intensity of the smoky and ashy notes gets a little stronger with some glass time.
Ash. Bitter pears. Bitter wood. Syrup from canned fruit salad. Slightly grassy, slightly malty. Sage. Custard. New motor oil.
Medium. Lingering bitterness from the palate, creamy vanilla porridge with some wood smoke, and finally a flair of motor oil and ginger.