N: Waxy-buttery nose with a little earthiness, ice-cream sweet with nuts [think Feast Bars], from the bourbon initially but followed up by a thoughtful sherry cask proportion. Fruity development. Easy & pleasing and hard to fault.
T: Sweet=waxy mouthfeel/taste, quite peppery & straw-dry before a long unravel. Much chew on sweet barley-bread puddings.
F: Moves sweet~savoury. Balanced with a good length finish. Surprisingly grassy/dry, raw-ish/astringent at the death with waxy-oaky green notes. Peppery-fresh oak spices till the last with a little more bourbon-led Feast bars and some vanilla concluding.
C: Well presented, good form, easy pleaser - save for a relatively more challenging finish. A mere £38 when I bought this bottle in 2013.
Scores a B