Nose: deep and flavoursome, with a clear hint of Caribbean rum. A good dose of Demerara sugar, tobacco leaves and cigar boxes. Lightly charred oak. Over-infused Earl Grey tea. Over time it shows a growing spiciness (nutmeg, clove, cinnamon) as well as an oxidative rancio side and leather. A wee sour edge of the wood too.
Mouth: rich, always with this undertone of brown sugar and molasses, alongside figs and prune jam. Then it goes to liquorice and tobacco, with leather and a few drops of Fernet Branca. A dark and herbal style, showing medicinal notes and burnt cake but also a faint floral edge. Quite woody, sure, but not overly tannic as the underlying caramelly sweetness keeps it in check.
Finish: quite long, chalky and mineral, with plenty of salty notes