A bone-dry Oloroso, product of a very slow oxidative ageing: more than 7 years in butts.
Chestnut brown, watery quince at the rim. Sandalwood, golden tobacco, and sweet spice frame a rich, round nose of maple-roasted walnuts. The palate juxtaposes power and elegance, with hazelnut praline, honey-drizzled green fig and toffee. There's a fine line of cold, over-steeped billy tea and forest smoke and a complex, fragrant tangle of autumn leaves, balsalm, spicy leather and mellow wood. A precise, clear, polished Oloroso.