Nose: Some sweet notes & pear esters initally. Then toffee, faint hint of liquorice and sappy wood.
Palate: Sweet, spicy attack. Toffee, mocha, plenty of spice. Hot alcohol, toasted malt character. Nice and savoury. With water, a lovely Caramac flavour emerges.
Finish: Plenty of raw power without being too aggressive. Sweetness lingers, develops some nuttiness as the oak asserts itself.
Comment: A very powerful beast - needs a spot of water to really reveal its sweet character.