Nose: plum, prunes, nuts, encaustic notes (glue, varnish) cedar wood, pine, pine resin, grilled corn, caramel then some notes of candied black cherries. Powerful and intense nose that reminds me of glendronach single cask that I particularly appreciate
On the palate the attack is powerful but I was expecting something more naughty. I was surprised by the level of gluttony oloroso? Only 8 years old with 67% and yet it's super well done. Currants, prunes, wood, candied cherries, bitter chocolate. Adding water does not work for him, he does not swim very well. Chocolatey, woody, encaustic finish on cleopatra glue and heat ???? alcohol. Persistence on wood and spices.
When you come across this kind of product, it makes you think about the value for money of the whiskys on offer today.