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Nose: Some oxidative sherry and light red fruit notes but it's all pretty soft and subtle strawberry, jammy baked goods. Vanilla and chocolate malt. A slightly salty note as well. Peaches, apricots, and other soft fruit in a salad (pears, perhaps). Lemon and waxy zest and wood. Evolves a bit with air, and some floral notes develop. (with water) More on pineapple and a mix of 10-15 year old Sauternes with a light a floral (sour) Petite Champagne cognac. Sorry for being so referential, but when the whisky fits...
Palate: Cool fruit salad, honey, malt, black baking spices, pepper, lemon, and a bit of spicy ginger in honey. Big wood. Much more direct here, less fruit, and little sherry. (with water) Ah, rather malty and smoothed out. Wood's still there, but it's not out of whack. Swims well.
Finish: Decent, not spectacular, and not problematic. It's enjoyable and there's not too much left to add. Pretty much the definition of a 'B' to me.