Nose is interesting, kinda salty like the soup at Benihana, chicken stock, I don't really get much smoke at all.
Palate -- oh okay there's some smoke here, with the d'Yquem sweetness obvious but only as a mild influence, mostly in the finish. Along with a great spike of... uh, what is that? Sweet ash or something.
Really drinkable and very enjoyable, why are these "gimmicky" wine-barreled PE's better than the "standard" ones I'm tasting them with? Anyhow, I'm diggin this. A-/B+