Nose: Layering of tropical and orchard fruits and light pepper spices encompassed in soft, powerful but controlled oak, and then a definite hint of Christmas cake that speaks of the quality of the PX sherry hogsheads.
Palate: Green apples, freshly cut green grass, banana cake, spiced vanilla custard, and that wonderful Dunville’s candied orange grace note accompanying the dried fruits, raisins, figs, and sweet luxurious sherry.
Finish: Medium finish. Voluptuous, juicy, and chewy. While the warmth and sweet sherry carry through, the final say is reserved for that wonderfully controlled oak, which reveals itself in the last lingering moments of the finish.