¥1600 / < 30 ml @ cordon Noir.
Appearance: Deep amber orange.
Nose: Old bottle effect. Nutty, malty, grapes, raisins, cinnamon spice, caramel, malt sugar, crckers, cherry, sherry, dried plum/prune/fig.
Palate: Sweet toffee, malt sugar, cookies, a bit boozy, with ok effect, old wet oak, some spiky grain spirits, cherry, raisin, prune, lots of dried fruit from what I take to be a sherry cask.
Finish: Sweet caramel, vanilla, dried fruit, spices.
Overall: Quite nice overall. The old bottle effect seems to help integrate it and smooth out the grainy edges. Spicy, well oxidized, with lots of dark fruit. Very smooth and mellow.