Lots of alcohol vapors initially. It's very nutty. Stale trail mix and stale almond honey oat cereal. The sherry doesn't pop like older batches. The red fruit lingers and smells of cherry hard candy/ cough drops. The sherry shows alot better on the palate (thankfully). A bit of spicy heat emerges mid palate along with some staleness. Long lingering finish of sour cherry and bitter wax.
n: sweet cherry milk chocolates. Cocoa and vanilla caramels. Meaty dark cherries and dried red fruit.
t: follow the nose with a nice cherry and chocolate profile. Middle is more like cherry cough syrup and dense. This is christmas cherry chocolates with a ton of alcohol. A nice sherry bomb; the pedigree shows with the cask choice and I enjoyed this.