The second third continues on with the mesquite wood and cream. At three quarters of an inch in, the mesquite drops back again as some char joins the wood to go along with the cream. At an inch in, the cream begins to subside and the profile becomes a bit drying. The retrohale carries the same profile as the mouth draws, just a bit more intense. As the third comes to a close, the cream picks back up to eliminate the dryness. The strength in this third remained at medium.