Matured slowly in sherry casks, it's accessible in both aroma and flavour; easy to drink, young at heart for an 18 year old. Simple and attractive. Deep, rich fruit; ripe plums, tinned pears, tinned mandarin oranges. Soft vanilla fudge. With water, still fruity but more acidic. A trace of caramelised brown sugar and digestive biscuits. Pleasant to drink straight - sweet, with deeper almond notes, hints of sherry and light oak, some malty flavours.