Brilliant topaz/deep bronze hue. Opening whiffs discover a multilayered nose of toasted nuts, baked pear and dried red apple; more time in the glass stimulates seductive, oily scents of paraffin, old oak and well-worn saddle leather. Palate entry offers sublime, mature, fully melded tastes of oloroso sherry, honey and dark caramel; midpalate is noteworthy for its fullness, moderate heat and glycerine, toffee and sherry tastes. Aftertaste is long, bittersweet, woody and oily. A huge Glen Grant that begs for spring water.