The nose is very well-balanced with a good richness. There are notes of sherried peels and fruits, winter fruit cake steeped in brandy with notes of chewy raisins and an oaken dryness. A little spice develops with a touch of smoke. The palate is of medium-body with a velvety, sublime delivery. There are notes of walnut and hazelnut with hints of vanilla cream and toasted oak spices. The finish is long and spicy with peppered oak and gentle spices rising.