As the second third begins, some chalkiness joins in with the wood and cream while the black pepper remains very faint in the background. The retrohale carries the chalky wood and cream. At a half inch in, the chalkiness begins to lessen while the wood and cream are still paired at equal levels. At an inch in, the chalkiness is very faint along with the black pepper and the wood and cream are up front. At an inch and a quarter, a slight bitterness joins the wood which knocks out the chalky component. As the third comes to a close, the bitterness subsides allowing the chalkiness to reappear in the background while the wood and cream remain up front. The strength in this third remained at medium.