Tasted against the 35 year and 40 year old. It was my least favourite of the three, with the 40 winning it for me.
Sharp wood. Condensed wood oils and sap. Black tea, lots of mint, leather, ink, and perhaps a thin coating of wax. The wood is doing a little too much already.
Surprisingly soft and creamy. Chocolate truffle, candied orange, black licorice, inky. Leather, tobacco, honey and beeswax. Lovely palate.
Tannins grow into a long a drying finish. Black tea, all that. The wood kind of takes over, and while it’s not bad at all, it doesn’t leave lots of room for complexity.