Caramel and cotton candy in the nose. In the mouth it's super-smooth but unremarkable -- I wish it delivered on the nose, what's here is barely oaty with mild sugars. The flavor picks up again in the medium-long finish with wood and earthyness, almonds, and as it fades coconut appears. This has the aftertaste of a chocolate milkshake. C
RETASTE (blind): Nose of overwhelming smells-like-Pedro-Ximenez sherry, very very grapey, with a sulfur tinge. Palate is not as sweet as the nose advertises, yet still over-something'd. Sulfur is part of the experience here. Finish is lengthy, leaving slightly dryer, grapey tanning. I find this a little hard to enjoy, after a few sips it leaves me not-so-excited for more. "Something is Wrong." C+
N: Burnt sugar, flan, molasses, a strange off-note on first nosing (like soy sauce and burnt hair). P: Light sherry, nutty, bready, sweet. Full and oily, never really opens up. F: Lingers on the nutty notes with a hint of sulfur present (with I think adds and detracts equally).
Very dark. Spicy bullion aromas, currants, dark cherries. The palate is lighter than the nose. Sweet molé sauce. Less fruit and more spices. Finish is peppery and bitter. Not a good bitter. Speculation is there is a lot of caramel coloring in here.
Very nice nose and seems older than 15 years. Dark sherry notes with cherries reduction, raisins and a bit of spices. Palate disappoints….there and then gone. I was really hoping for a great palate when tasting blind and was shocked at how little the palate actually expressed itself. Same flavors as the nose but far less. Finish is almost non-existent. The nose said good, the palate turned this into a C+.