This is freaking awesome. Chocolate mixed with sherry and loads of tobacco (dry cigar and cigarette leaves). Leather and star anise give this added depth. A great lengthy finish. Strawberries and bitter chocolate.
Retaste LAWS 10th
Big vibrant fruit bomb sherry goodness with tobacco and leather. This has more fruit compared to cask #702. Both are rated A in my book with a slight preference to #712.
The nose has sulphured sherry and vanilla beans. The palate is certainly big sherry but I hesitate to call it a sherry bomb because it's not the one-note sort of thing that I associate with that term. Yes, there's sherry, but it's dry with ample spices (clove, white pepper) and a lot more going on. Pepper dominates the finish.