It was love at first sniff for the Panel: the nose brimming with chocolate, fruits (orange especially), and just a hint of cigar smoke. The love affair continued on the tongue with the neat taste a heady mix of dark chocolate, orange and molasses and a long, silken vanillin-oak finish. One panellist likened the experience to cramming an entire box of chocolates into your mouth, foils and all. With water the nose mellowed but remained warm and welcoming, oozing caramel and butter notes. The reduced taste was beautifully balanced and smooth, with the panel finding hard toffee, vanilla bean, pine and orange pekoe tea.