N: The dark color sets expectations here, and the sherry is big and bold. It's not so traditional, however, with more spice and some custard-like notes. P: A moderately dry sherry bomb with lots of spice (yeah I use that term a lot, shove it). Does what it does about as well as can be done (I'm completely sober, I swear). F: Watermelon? No, I think not, but something unique and fruity that sets this one apart.
A classic, weathered, sherry-bomb pleaser. Restrained tannins play nicely off the deep dried fruity stuff (Turkish Delights for certain, which I admittedly only know the taste of due to reading so many European whisky reviews, and then seeking the thingies out). Seems less than 59.3%. Cocoa, dates. Water opens up even more deliciousness. Whisky for a gentleman's library.
Palate:Big sherry notes with chewy oak.I get port on the nose but sherry on the palate, but a bit drier than most sherry monsters. There's a lot going on here, the sherry is really integrated into this malt in a way that surpasses a lot of sherry one-note malts.
Finish:Chewy with big sherry notes and lots of fig.
I like this for its complexity. It's sherried but has some really intricate flavors going on. Good stuff.