N: Peppery, husky, earthy [soil], and winey vanilla ice cream. The wood seems active enough but thankfully not overly so. In time its the honeyed vanilla that dominates, with a little dried lime/tutti-fruity pieces.
T: Succulent and sweet, almost fruity although certainly savoury with some burnt molasses and butterscotch notes. Lots of easy chew here, on a enduring development. Nice body in general, one that doesn’t get overly sweet or carried away - its well controlled.
F: Bitter tannic notes mix with the vanilla cream to finish with a sweet-bitter finish. Good length finish too.
C: A simple and decent grain. The heart is the chew with aptitude either end. Nothing wrong with this one at all.
Scores 83 points