The nose is quite rich and full-bodied. There is a good fruit note with plenty of winter spice and malmsey. There are hints of Oloroso wafting gentle with a toffee sweetness. Aa little dried peel character develops. The palate is full and rich and well-balanced. There are notes of sherried sultanas and apple peels. Calvados notes emerge with toasted cereal notes and dry oaken smoke wafting through the wintry air. An oiliness develops which lubricates the whole process to sublime effect. The finish is long and well-balanced with some dried fruit on the tail.