Nose: Aromatic, powerful. There is strong evidence of the cask finish, sumptuous claret notes, with rich wood and good texture yet everything coexists nicely as the peat smoke shines with intensity, yet poise.
Palate: Spicy smoke and peat with real power, as with a lot of wine finishes it is all in the mouth feel. Thick oiliness, supple fruit, oaked dryness, perhaps, not quite pungent enough in respect to the power of the peat.
Finish: Notes of brewing coffee and oaked fruit with a little winy sweetness, followed by a resurgence of smoke.