The nose is of medium-body. There are notes of cut hay and earthen roots, a little dried grass, cereals and malted barley. There is a certain freshness present and a very subtle smoke develops. The palate is quite thick and sweet. There are plenty of rich cereal notes, barley and just a hint of peat. The faintest wisp of smoke tapers up with a little malt extract. The oak develops a bit with pepper and spice. The finish is long with the peppery oaked tannins proffering ample staying power.