N: A very pleasant oak and pepper waft straight from the glass. Then caramel and vanilla, with some cognac-esque stewed fruits (prune?). Polished wood, dusty books, cinnamon & clove.
P: Medium-full, more restrained and elegant than the nose would suggest. Quite intense woodiness, old leather armchairs and cooked fruit (apples), but the mouthfeel remains light and delicate.
F: A big wave of oakspice overtakes the fruit. Long and warming, a return to the intensity of the nose.
Comment: After the strong aromas, the palate is more gentle than anticipated, but builds up steam again towards the warming, spicy finish.