NOSE. the downward sweetness trend of the past few years is still going – very good. More menthol and eucalyptus oil, very light medicinal touches. Cigar boxes, warm ashes and traces of oranges. Nice profile.
PALATE. starts on spices and molasses, before it gets darker and sootier, with dark chocolate. I’m not getting the sherry as such, it seems a little washed out and just vaguely caramelly. Then back to mint and sweet coffee, with obvious notes of fresh, peppery oak.
FINISH. long, with ashes, a hint of Kahlua and sweet liquorice.