with sherry, fruit and oaky tannins. The alcohol is always present but
well integrated. A very enjoyable dram I could endlessly sip by a fire.
Rich and quite powerful. Intense sherried flavours with lots of rum
soaked cherries, plums, dates and raisins with underlying notes of
Demerara sugar. Behind this, notes of toasted bread and fruit (maybe
apricot) develop followed by a delicate touch of sour red currant and
creamy balsamic vinegar before the sherry and rum flavours take over
Boy, this is very powerful, intense, and thick on the palate. Very sweet
with dark ripe fruit soaked in rum and coated with dark bitter
chocolate. The oak appears with gentle spice and a whiff of damped wood,
and a slightly bitterness develops. This one coats your mouth and
sticks on your tongue for hours.
The finish is very long, warm and sweet. Gets drier in the end with a
lingering nuttiness and bitter orange peal along with oak spice.
WITH WATER: The sweetness persists with a mix of ripe dark and red sour
cherries. There's increased spiciness, white pepper, subtle marzipan and
nutty tones. Additionally, sherrywood tannins become apparent.