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Nose: Resinous sherry residue and lots of vanilla. Coconut and an almost grain-like sweetness. The fruit's there, but not over the top. Baked pears and apples, in cardamom infused whipped cream. Slightly sharp point in it somewhere between green apple and lemon. Keeps it rather fresh. Tannins?
Palate: Entry is really nice. This is cask strength? Honey, oatmealy, and vanilla, though the mid-palate falls apart with bitter wood. Definitely wood. The vanilla is rich and creamy, but the wood is too much for me.
Finish: The essence of the nose is still in there, but my palate is loaded with the wood, which subsides a little with time. Water helped and brought out more of the fruit, but it was a bit one-dimensional.