N: Citrus and oak. P: Reminds me of licking the frosting off the wood kitchen spoon my Mom used when making cakes. First you get the sweetness, but after you've cleared off the frosting you start to get that bitter wood taste. F: Same continues in the finish. I think the tannic wood notes are a bit much, I'd be interested to know what 3 or 6 months in the new French Oak tastes like.
Hmmm....not really sure if this needed additional vanilla added at the end of its career.... The citrus hints were interesting so it made it different, which is what I suppose they are going for....Probably not worth the extra cash over the 12 year.