Nose: Pungent - blood oranges, spiced milk chocolate, coarse black pepper, stewed plums, almonds, red apples and sweet waxiness, with underlying darker leather, damp wood and earthy notes.
Palate: Sweet and spicy to start, with fresh vanilla cream at one end of the spectrum and old oakiness at the other. More chocolate, nutmeg, liquorice, dark cocoa, black pepper, green leaves and some barrel char. Along with all of that it's packed with winey flavour - tannic grapes, rich port sweetness, cherries and some leather.
Finish: Spicy and long, with black pepper, anis, berries and orange zest.
Colour: Deep cherry red
Nose: Rich, 'Autumnal' scents of red berries, damp forest floors, a hint of fragrant wood smoke and some aromatic, nutty oak
Taste: Red/stewed fruits, sugared plums, blood orange, rose-hip syrup, milk chocolate, brown sugar
Finish: Mouth-coating finish