On first pour it is the oak —25% new French—that leads with prominent notes of vanilla, but as it opens up these recede to reveal baked apple, butterscotch and pear. It's creamy and almost unctuous in feel with the sweetness of the fruit giving the suggestion of residual sugar.
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