The colour is mahogany and the texture shows a few slow legs and late tears. The nose is on a beautiful clean sherry profile, not the slightest trace of sulphur. But raisins, orange peel, chocolate and many more aromas - really delicious. It arrives smooth and instantly mouth-coating on the palate with some bitter/adstringent notes from heavy tannins (that are bearable, but not pleasant).
The taste again is on a clean sherry profile imbedded in strong wooden structures that are not as unpleasant as with the first sip. The finish is long and surprisingly not bitter or too woody (as if the woodiness vanishes the longer you taste it - or I simply adopt to this strong flavour). Water is not needed as it flattens the dram.
All in all a nice heavily sherried dram with a strong wooden spike - for those who love the extremes!