Nose: Smoke and a subtle sweetness as from vanilla - with quite some pepper in the back. Fine hint of sulphur which reminds me of burnt matches, but in combination with dried prunes. Overall a dry and sophisticated scent.
Palate: Warm and rough smokiness with resemblances towards smoke from juniper twigs a cold summers evening. Also quite some pepper which digs deep into your throat. Coffee with dark chocolate comes to mind along with fine hints of burnt sugar. It all passes on and becomes less smoky with an increasing woodiness. Finishes off in a comfortably sweet and dry manor while the spices are leaving me grateful behind.
It is a good dram, and there is no doubt about it. I find myself wishing it would linger for a longer while. Can't help but wondering how it would have been had it matured in a PX rather than the Amoroso - but the subtle fruitiness works very well with the peppery notes.