Nose: Ripe red apple with an undercurrent of muscovado. Develops butter toffee notes, fruit remains strong. With time, chocolate & mocha notes emerge. Very appealing.
Palate: Medium-full. Oak, varnish, old church pew, big oak spices, dried fruit, mixed peel. Some lively citrus notes. Very different to the distillery-bottled sherry monsters.
Finish: Medium length, with the drying oak coming out on top.