Terrible first impression.
The nose came across as shy and young for quite a while.
There were some slowly surfacing clues, hinting at hidden depths, but it was a worrying start.
The youthful, spirity grist eventually developed more and more vanilla along with pear and savoury-edged apple that opened up further into sweetshop licorice and eventually creamy, mild coffee.
I took a long time before tasting this and I'm pretty sure that was a good call.
It was ultimately, very straightforward and pleasant to drink, with a rich mouthfeel and sweet approach that flipped from whipped vanilla-cream to milk chocolate mousse.
Midway, it dried out with wood influenced leather and ginger-spices which carried on far into the tail, gradually fading , leaving the very end buttery.
Not bad at all, but also not particularly special. Very little fruity sherry from that butt.
Cooked Pear, apple skins left to brown, black licorice straws, vodka, faint vanilla, carnation milk, instant coffee.
Vanilla-honey-cream, chocolate liqueurs, pepper, fresh ginger
New leather, powdered ginger, cinnamon, butter