Deep. Fruity with a definite note of new oak. Sappy. Plums cooked in a vanilla syrup. Hint of new leather. Slowly opening on pastry notes. Vanilla custard. Getting creamier on time. With water, a citrus note.
Sweet and velvety. Oak has taken the lead. Some dried fruit. Sultanas. Stewed peaches. Lots of spices.
Same distillery, same strength but a totally different profile. The French oak has relooked it. A bit too much for me.