A bright straw gold colour with a ruby red hue. At first swirl of the glass look for top notes of toasty new oak, almond nuttiness, fresh maple caramel and vanilla. Then underlying notes appear suggesting toasty nutmeg spice and stone fruit. After adding a touch of water, added notes of sweet spice and dark raisin develop, complimented with a smooth maple scent. The mouth-feel is smooth, round and robust, with a touch of woody tannins for structure, along with deep notes of toasted nuts and allspice. The finish is long and lingering with a delicately sweet, smooth texture and flavours of nut and allspice.
Style: Moderate & Woody