Nose: immediately full and rich with massive fruit and oak. Luscious berry and melon, as well as enticing cinnamon spice. Grape. Orange peel. Quite dessert-like. Simply lovely.
Taste: sweet and fruity to start, quickly becoming spicy as oak grips the tongue. Quite thick mid-palate before a slight sourness kicks in, along with a hint of sulfury smoke.
Finish: long, with tannins from both the wood and the sherry lingering.
Balance: only that light kick from the sulfur disrupts the balance here. Yet it hardly detracts from the overall experience; one could argue it adds complexity to the malt. In any case, this is the trade-off when using a high proportion of first-fill sherry casks. A decadent malt overall.