Nose: Sweet stewed fruit in syrup, earthy peat, but quite soft, with a nice sweet smoky edge. burnt leaves, quite earthy in a way and also dusty. not your everyday Marsala cask, but lovely. more fruit return on the 2nd wave of aromas. quite restrained for the ABV.
Palate: Sweet fruity start, with a woody backbone, which adds bitterness to balance the sweet wine, which is nice. a bit tart, and tannin-y, the peat is here for sure, there’s quite some ash too, earth, smoke and a hint of camphor. cinnamon and clove, treacle and some sweet burnt meat, a twig of mint, perhaps. drying.
Finish: Quite dry and ashy, meaty and sweet prunes marinated tenderloin.
A very good combination of wine and peat, highly recommended.