(Rating interval 85-89)
Plenty with fruits in this one. Ripe pears, pine apple, mango and rich malt to start with. There is also vanilla custard, soft wood spice and distant dry tobacco. Complex and well balanced on the nose. Takes water well which brings out more wood spice and oak.
Sweet and sour arrival with complex mixed tropical fruits, canned pineapple and fresh hard pears. The development comes in waves or layers with flavor, apple/pears, banana, again apple, and mixed pepper. Beefy and malty all the way through.
The finish is medium in length with sour fruit, black pepper and nuts.