The nose is quite rich and big. There are some winter spice notes with a good orange peel character. Oak embers glow gently in the campfire with a fruity note emerging, a drop of sherry added for good measure. The palate is well-balanced and rich and quite warming. The oak notes are peppery and spicy with cinnamon and cloves. The smoke whirls gracefully and a barley sugariness emerges. There are some sherried sultana notes with a good malty note. The finish is long and quite soft with sultanas and peels.