NOSE : The first thing to strike you is the density of the nose; nothing light and flowered here, with the clear influence of the sherry. All this is mixed with a curious menthol sub-stratum.
TASTE : Sweet, rich and full bodied from the very start. I quickly fills the mouth with a glorious spiciness. All the time it somehow remains soft, though the tastebuds are constantly tweaked by a harder pot still maltiness. Wonderfully complex and busy.
FINISH : Very long, dry and malty to start then sweetens and some late spice adds to all the fun. The very last, dyong rays are rather cool on the throat, as if menthol on the nose has returned.