N: Raisins, prune juice and leather, again quite cognac-esque. Hints of treacle and rubber. Oak emerges mid-palate: clove, vanilla, old libraries. Faint notes of sweet ginger, spongecake and cocoa.
P: On the full side of medium, but very soft and approachable. Glides across the palate, with the oak leading the way and the spices and fruit from the nose leading the tastebuds on a merry dance.
F: The spices persist as the fruit fades and the palate becomes slightly nutty and dry.
C: Literally makes the mouth water at the finish. Assertive oak, more spicy and not as sweet as a lot of rums at this age.