This one had a lot of age on the nose, oak and mildew (in a good way, like a damp cave, not in a bad way, like old sweat socks). On the palate it was a huge sherry bomb and a bit out of balance. Still, in your face enough to be interesting. B/B+
N: sweet syrupy wood, fruity marmalade, toasted oats with underlying sherry and white peppers…umeboshi (japanese salted plums) P: deep and robust sweet black cherries and black grape skins, light maltiness followed by raw walnuts F: lingering grapefruit rind with light citrus and a bite of smoke
Retaste 2017: A-
N: Sweet tart sherry nose with exotic wood, brewed coffee grind and distant smoke. P: See above. Nicely balanced between sherry sweetness and dry bitter dark chocolate stuff. Oily mouthfeel. Chocolate covered gummy bear and raspberry. F: Lasting lingering finish with smoked peppers and spice.