In the smell damn fruity-fresh, but in an unusually youthful way, surprisingly. Overwhelming. I never thought that was 40+ years of sherry keg (which I could extrapolate from the older sherry whiskys I know), but "wow, what's that?" So fresh, dark, juicy berries, blackberries, black currants and especially gooseberries, red, juicy gooseberries, as they grew only with my grandfather on the garden path from the neighbor's garden. And even a light acidity, vinous, dark berry wine.
The taste then again the full berry bowl, but no acid, but dryness, a pleasant, velvety dryness, which lays over the entire mouth. And dark dark chocolate, decent and long, no wall unit, no excessive bitterness, a noble whisky, not pretentious-boldly-brutal. And it changes, the berries are brighter and more exotic, passion fruit, mango, memories of the secret snacking on the basement shelf as a child come on (google-> sambalita) and the dark chocolate joins walnut and some tobacco. Long but not penetrating, leaving behind a velvety-clean mouthfeel. Top.