Core of walnut brown surrounded by a broad rim of pale gold with olive highlights. Powerful nose of molasses & dried fig, mingling with nutty marzipan, cedarwood and dried tobacco leaf, mixed together with subtle spicy notes of black pepper and cardamom and a fleeting fresh hint of citrus. All this is enveloped in an powerful aura of oaky vanilla aroma, the legacy of decades of ageing in cask. The palate is round, concentrated and velvety with lingering flavors of butterscotch, almond, orange marmalade and dried fruit. A beautifully balanced wine, still clean and fresh in spite of its many years of maturing in wood.