The nose is of good body and rather sweet. There are notes of cocoa and spice, dried peels and mixed nuts with notes of crème de cacao with a little winter spice and fruitcake. The palate is quite full and rich. There are notes of winter spice, a solid dried fruit note with a little buttery toffee and honey, a touch of sherried oak. The finish is long and silken with notes of salty butter and sherry.