This is a very much Oloroso influenced nose. A savory note, leather, shoe polish. But there is a quite 'nosable' note of the alcohol. Of course there are the red fruits, but they are more on the background.
With water: Much more tamed down. It has the same smells, but less heat of the alcohol.
Heavy, robust, very red fruit candy sweet. Then there is also the leather, hardy, shoe polish note which I think is quite good.
With water: Very nice, less alcohol influence and more subtle red fruit influences.
Full and creamy
Medium-long length. Here again a lot of red fruits, it is a bit dry and gets a little tannic in the end. The finish is it's weakest point.
With water you get more of the bourbon barrel influence, but it remains sherry dominated.
Around €50,- is quite fair for this bottle.
Don't know this was a sample