COLOUR : Dark golden amber with a chocolate brown tint.
NOSE : Rich, fragrant and promising with plenty of classic sherry cask maturation characteristics, dark dried fruits, caramel, wood spices. In addition, there are also some distinct orange, coffee and cocoa aromas.
Palate : Creamy and thick with an initial mix of zingy citrus zest and sweet honey and caramel. This gives way to plenty of dried fruits and the coffee/cocoa note. The high level of sweetness is balanced a little by the evidence of some wood spice,cinnamon and nutmeg, and a drying oakiness.
The overall combination of elements on the nose and palate is very reminiscent of a spiced fruit cake.