Hello, sherry! A dark and secret nose, mysterious, and simply outstanding. Seems like oloroso. Old books and desk drawers.
Palate is sweet and sherried, plummy. There's not a lot of dimension here in the palate, but the finish and nose wrap it in delight. Finish is very long and, surprisingly, gets sweeter. Almost tart. And it sticks with you for a long time. Nicely balanced oak.
I'm told this was peated, but whatever peat was in here seems to have faded into mild leather-tobacco notes.
N: The color seems to scream sherry, but the first nose is smoke! Then stewed fruits, plum sauce, and candied apples. P: Very medicinal in profile, cough drops, but clean and dry. I was told this was peated and I believe it, there's definitely some lurking in there. F: Lingers on the medicinal aspects, spicy with cherry desert sauce.