Massive sherry, peat, coffee, stewed fruits of raspberry, blackberry, plum, prune and date.
Some orange and bubble gum notes emerge but they are faint.
Mixed in with the wood is mulled wine spice, smells really good.
The sherry is big but the peat is huge and it combines very well and it is quite syrupy. It settles down very quickly and gets quite dry on pastry and wafer notes.
Initially the fruit that the nose hinted at is hard to detect but the sherry is pretty flawless I have to say.
This is no sherry or peat monster, not like I was expecting but I mean that in a good way, the balance is near perfect.
The fruits come through now its all a stewed dark fruit salad mixed in with coffee.
The wood is singing loudly now , you feel it mixing with the sherry but it is not overpowering.
Red plums come in towards the end and damson jam.
Not as long as I thought it would be but everything is well perfect.