Given that the LaddieMP4s are single-cask spirits, I don't expect much complexity. Let's see what happens.
Without water:Nose: The Sherry is already obvious. Smells a bit musty though, but not as sharp as the Syrah cask. Obviously, the *magical* 10-year limit is quite effective. After the first impression is over, I feel an incredible freshness, paired with yellow Citrus fruits, transforming into young bananas. After a while, a touch of fresh paint is coming through, transforming into young bananas again.Taste: It has a young *feeling* with a very interesting sharpness, mouth-watering while still warming. Instant bananas (bananas!), slowly being replaced by plums and fruitcake.Finish: Bananas. No, I'm not joking, definitely bananas. Not quite as dry as the Syrah one and lasting much longer, probably because the mouth is *still* watered, receiving new flavors every few seconds. A blurry blackberry flavor complements the finish.
Let's add some water.
With water:Nose: The bananas are gone, the Sherry is stronger now. After a while, the bananas are back, mixing a flavor similar to banana-carrot smoothies. Weird, but not unpleasant.Taste: The sharpness is watered down, my tongue is still bathing in juice. This time, the Sherry cask is dominating. Imagine your preferred sherried whisky - you'll find its tone here.Finish: Cocoa and chocolate bring the proof that this whisky has seen a Sherry cask for more than just a few years. A touch of apple peel is notable. Gets dry at the very end.Verdict: I'm quite happy to have tried the Syrah cask first, so the benchmark was set low. The Sherry cask is surely impressive anyway. Did I mention the bananas?