The nose has bright fruit and sherry notes with a touch of sulfur. The palate starts with a moderately sweet sherry note; as with the nose, there is very light sulfur and milk chocolate in the late palate. The finish is sweet and fruity on the nose but dry on the palate with some nice spice on the palate.
This stuff is great, balanced and drinkable as hell. I wouldn't call it a sherry monster, but it's one of those malts I just find myself reaching for over and over.
n: strong sherried malt and inviting red berries. Warm wheatbread, oak, and vanilla cream.
t: straightforward condensed red berry jam with nice drying oak in the middle (a modern sherry-wood style; not musty). Vanilla caramel balanced with dried strawberries and a dusting of cocoa powder. This is nicely cohesive and great to sip on without being too distracting. [very solid B+.]