The nose is full and rich. There are spicy notes of winter fruitcake and Madeira. Chewy sultanas and dried fruits, thick sherry and a touch of salted butter. There is a nutty oiliness. The palate is rich and of good body. There are notes of chewy oak with a touch of smoke, toasted wood spices emerge with juicy esters and mixed fruits. The finish is long and well-balanced and well-oaked.