The first third has full and easily distinguishable notes of toasted wood, dry nuts, medium bodied sweet cream, black coffee and dry earth minerality. Spice delivery is on the medium plus side, layering the entire tongue and rear palate. As the first third progresses, the black pepper note increases but never overbearing. Through the nose, nasal clearing black pepper, sharp cedar and dry nuts. The finish is a mixture of bread and dry nuts with black pepper on the rear palate. In terms of strength, somewhere in between medium and medium-full. Body is at a consistent medium.