The nose is rich and warming, there are notes of winter spice; cinnamon and cloves and espresso beans. Hints of sherried sultanas and aniseed with a thick oaken, over-ripe pear creeps in. The palate is thick and full. There are notes of rubber and heather roots, ash and winter spice with fruitcake and a gentle, chewy peat. The finish is long and dry with smoke and barley sugar.