Nose: The faint hint of aniseed develops into something almost liquorice-like, with notes of grated nutmeg and Crème caramel.
Palate: A tangy, intense mix of star anise, allspice and vanilla. Toasted oak, coffee beans and hints of red currants appear, alongside peppermint. Oily and rounded.
Finish: Buttery, long finish with aniseed drops and spice.
Overall: Rather enveloping, punchy stuff with beautiful notes of spice and aniseed.