The nose is full and rich. There are notes of cinnamon and manuka honey, freshly brewed coffee and calvados. A touch of sherry with a cut fennel note and a pear character. The palate is full-bodied and rich. There are notes of rum and buttery fruitcake, hints of spice and an earthen note with a soft peat and a very wistful smoke. The finish is long with the oak developing with a touch of cereal sweetness.