The nose is quite fruity with juicy esters. There are winter berries and rubbed peppermint leaves with eucalyptus oil and toasty wood spices. Some hints of beeswax emerge with a little liquorice note. The palate is quite full and rich. Notes of mixed peels and winter spice. Hints of star anise and dark sugar with a little sherry and a good plume of smoke. The finish is quite long and a touch sweet with a good oak.