Nose: Rich, sweet and lively. An array of rounded sweetie-like flavours (Jellytots?!), with melted brown sugar and raisins ponting to a relatively subtle sherry influence. A good quality refill cask? With time, apple pie, fruitcake and mocha notes tentatively emerge.
Palate: Full and rich. Honeyed oat sweetness, mouthcoating spices, quite hot with some dust and wet cardboard initially. The spices continue mid-palate with baked fruit and Christmas cake hovering in the background.
Finish: Lingering spice and heat, oak presence becoming more obvious.