This is some serious dessert. The strength seems really low, so everything comes across as quite mild. Despite that though, this dram is very rich and chewy. Awesome luscious fruit and honey notes. The mouthfeel is decent for the proof too. All in all, a nice dram to sit back and relax with, a "sipper" you might say.
Nose: Sweet and chewy. Plenty of fruit: strawberry tarts, apricot jam, muscat grapes, dried mango, orange, and dates. Oh, those strawberry yogurt hard candies. Toffee, beeswax, nougat, French toast, and milk chocolate. Spice notes of clove, star anise, and eventually cedar. Slightly earthy underneath, almost smoky. New suede shoes and lavender.
Palate: Medium texture. Gentle arrival, with brown sugar, orange peel, cherries, and honey. Soft oak and leather on the development, with sweet candied orange peels, peach cobbler, rainbow sherbet, and honey. Lightly earthy in the middle, with dunnage, toasted sesame oil, and roasted nuts.
Finish: Sweet and sticky. The fresh orange turns into slightly bitter-er orange marmalade. Pineapple, ginger, and rosewater. More star anise, caramel, and chocolate. The slightest hint of sulfur.