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Only reveals it self about half way down the bottle. It's waited 16 years so it needs some time to open, but it's well worth the wait. Nose - Not the best nose, but this is deceptive. It's rich and warm. Tobacco with orange and flowers. Quite fizzy but wood notes tame that. Palate - Big wash of salt first and a little oily in the mouth. Barley sugar then the old oak and pine furniture rush in followed by the peat, honey and heather. Finish - is minutes long. pushing the air from the mouth out through nose you get layers of spicy, sweet, sweet barbecue smoked meat and fish meshed with medicinal sea side goodness. It ends finally with a numb tongue that feels like it's been treated with tcp. Then the sweetness and wood returns to leave you with a lasting sense of umami. A truly complex and rewarding drink and worth every penny of it's tag.