The nose is rich and full. There are notes of toffee sweetness and winter spice; cinnamon and cloves. There are hints of chewy oak with toasty vanilla and caramel smoothness. Notes of malty barley and dried fruits. The palate is well-balanced and rich. There are notes of sherried sultanas and dried, mixed peels. Apple peels and calvados emerge with notes of Bartlett pear. Some hints of toasted, dry cereals develop. The finish is quite long with a good spicy warmth.