The nose is of good body and decidedly fruity. There are notes of Madeira and buttertoffee, a touch of barley and cereal with a good dollop of winter spice. The palate is of medium-body with a lovely balance. There are notes of barley malt and fruitcake, mixed peels and a hint of sherry. A gentle smoke develops. The finish is quite long and sweet with cereal note and fruitcake.