The nose is quite full and sweet with notes of vanilla spice and winter fruitcake. There are notes of stewed apples and Madeira. Hints of honeydew melon emerge with a creaminess and cut hay. The palate is quite full and exceptionally balanced. There are notes of cut grass and hints of rhubarb crumble. Notes of cut kiwi fruit and a touch of gentle smoke with calvados. The finish is long with oaken vanilla notes.