The nose is sweet and spicy. Rich caramel and dark fruit notes are accompanied by oak and vanilla. The spirit is slightly astringent. After some time in the glass a faint black pepper note begins to appear.The first sip has a thin to medium viscosity. Baking spices, oak, and vanilla are most prominent. The second sip begins with a big caramel note which gives way to black cherry, oak, and vanilla. The Third sip is a heightened combination of the tasting notes listed above, however; a slight bitterness is present.The finish is medium in length a pleasant. Rich dark fruit is initially present. This gives way to oak and vanilla. Faint notes of clove and baking spice begin to creep in as the finish begins to fade.