The nose is full and robust with a silken smoothness. There are notes of spicy wamrth from the oal, a touch of smoke with kippers and mocchaccino and notes of cereal and malted barley. The palate is quite full and dry. There are notes of oily nuts and dark chocolate and espresso beans. Hints of smoke with cereal notes and developing oak. The finish is tannic and long and full in the mouth.