Glass used: Tulip nosing glass
Tasted neat/reduced: Neat
Nose: A little sweaty at first, which soon dies away. A good layer of very soft sherry. Fudge, malt and a little mint. Perhaps some chocolaty notes and possibly even a touch smoky. Fairly vegetal and quite spicy. Some mild citrus fruit. Honey. A faint hint of eucalyptus and maybe some liquorice.
Palate: Softly sherried again and surprisingly oily. Honey and fudge. Some eucalyptus and malt. A little spiciness. Chocolate and gentle citrus fruit after a few seconds.
Finish: Honeyed and citric, with some eucalyptus, cream and a touch of mint developing later. Also a slight presence of oak.
A soothing, sherried dram. Very gentle and easy drinking. More please!
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