Nose: immediate sherry and cherry. Sweet candied berries, apricot marmalade, raisins and buttery notes. The fragrance gives way to caramel and spices, nutmeg and cream, dark chocolate and slight floral. Addition of water really brings out the oak and the charred smoke flavor. Palate: The bourbon influence is much more apparent in the taste with vanilla and spices. Very well balanced, giving way to the sweeter Oloroso flavors and an oily feel from the buttery notes. Fruit continue to appear, but peels, orange rinds. Adding water brings out an intense baked red apple coated in cinnamon with that charred oak appearing even more. Finish: Long lasting with spices and oak with slight smoke in the finish.