N: Sweet candy notes P: Sweet and chewy, nicely balanced with oak, vanilla, chocolate, even some coffee. Water brings out citrus notes but throws off the balance a bit. Also, a little bit of bread yeast. F: Nice long woody finish.
Another strong Willett from this series, skip the water on this one.
N: Very nice wood presence, a little varnish character (in a good way - this is in the "old study" style); a light white pepper hint on the nose. Cherries and faint corn, toffee and a touch of caramel. Lightly grainy, sweet and woody.
P: Full mouthfeel, gentle heat. Nice sweetness - caramel and maple syrup with a really nice light hint of cinnamon against it. A little corn. The sweetness never gets away from this and the heat is there but not runaway.
F: Black tea leads, the caramel sweetness right behind it. A little warmth remains in the mouth with some black cherries and a nice bit of wood. A little dryness over time but there's still a lot of the corn character.
A nice balance of all elements. Heat without being overwhelming, rich mouthfeel, good but not cloying sweetness; contrasting notes abound. Age without being overoaked and doesn't lose all the youthful zip. Nice!