N: Very concentrated sherry, plums. Very sweet, but with a slight bitterness. Butterscotch
P: Chewy mouth feel. Not as big as the nose leads on. Explodes nicely, complex. A nice dance of sweet and bitter contrasts.
F: More heat than the sweet and fruity palate, but pleasant enough.
Although it has a nice complexity to it, which I like, it misses the mark by not being well balanced. There's a lot going on here, but it's hard to pinpoint because of this lack of balance. Delightful nonetheless. Yum.
Deep plum red color. The nose has red fruits soaking in wet wood, hints of an ashtry, some bbq sauce perhaps, and just a hint of peat with general hints of spice. The palate is rich of plum juice and toasted oak. The nose was a lot more fun to me, but I liked this one overall. [12/13/13]