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We discovered sherry-derived earthiness on the nose – dried figs and dates, orange peel, fly cemeteries, hints of rum and dusty Pamplona streets – a Hemingway dram perhaps? The frisky, feisty palate had dark chocolate on crystallised orange slices and spiced damson crumble, then ginger, balsamic and toasted walnuts to finish. The reduced nose found eucalyptus and laurel, marmalade, marmite on rice cakes, butts in a bodega and spiced rum with cola. The palate now offered Viennese coffee with fig, iced ginger cake, Empire biscuits and honey on a wooden spoon. After five years in ex-bourbon wood this went into a second-fill Oloroso hogshead.