Mmmmm. Nose is yummy maraschino cherry, cookie dough, vanilla, butter. The palate continues the sweet flavors. And the finish did too. My notes are thin, but I recall this impressed me. And I wrote down A-/A. This was a great deal for $85.
Nose is sherry-like and very grapey, with hints of pavement tar. Palate is rich and syrupy, again quite grapey, with dried fruits -- cherries, raisins, dates. Very full-bodied stuff, with a background of Indian spices. Tasty stuff, and a big mouthful of strong character. B/B+
Tasted this blind and notes indicate that the winey overtones tend to dominate in both nose and palate. Clearly Springbank as the caramel is there along with the warm whipped cream that I love. There is also a grassy bubblegum kinda thing going on and the finish is very long which kicked this up to a B+....but just barely.