Colour? Smooth amber. Nose? Rich and delicious with essences of pears and toffee. This is a whisky that's appetizing to say the least. It's rich in sherry but not in an overpowering way.
Lightly roasted chestnuts with a chocolate dipping sauce spring immediately to mind. The texture is rich with a slight oily covering, giving you a very smooth silky coating to your entire mouth.
The finish is big and powerful, with a lot of fruit berries and some lovely burnt chocolate.