The nose offers rich, savoury spices on a bed of dried fruits and peels. There are effortless, tumbling whirls of stone fruits and coffee beans, traces of cigar leaf sweetness and thick chunks of oak. The palate develops, toffee sweet, with exotic spice. Creaking oak clings ever present with about as much forceful rye as one can imagine. This is sublime, powerful stuff. A sparkling finish of oak, spice and red berries.