Nose: Sweet with a touch of clove and menthol to start, with icing sugar and black liquorice behind. Despite those traditionally heavy flavours this is still quite light, with lemon sherbet, fruity jelly and pine coming through.
Palate: Quite oily, with lots of sweet butter up front. Hint of barrel char accompany woody spice and sweet apple, with apple skin and woody tannins providing a balance against the sweetness. Water rolls back some of the sweetness to reveal more orchard fruit, polished oak and tingling woody spice.
Finish: Warming, with damp wood touches, apple skin and sweet cinnamon.