Nose: Lots of sherry influence. Malt, mint, eucalyptus and some honey. Chocolate, liquorice and marzipan. A little dusty. Citrus fruits (mainly orange). A little rubber (balloons) and sulphur, but other than that very sweet. Red and black Wine Gums. Slightly herby and earthy, and a very faint suggestion of barbecued meat.
Palate: Substantial mouthfeel. Less sherry than on the nose. The faintest hint of rubber and sulphur. Also a little citrus fruit and slightly spicy. Possibly a little herbal too. Quite difficult and closed compared to the nose, but very tasty!
Finish: Honeyed, a little eucalyptus and faint sherry. A little mint (Murray Mints) develops late on.
An absolutely gorgeous nose, but the palate is a little disappointing for me and doesn't really live up to what the nose suggested. The finish is good though. In summary, this is incredibly drinkable and very moreish.
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