First third shows namely dark earthy tones. Notes of bitter and chalky earth, dry nuts, dark cocoa, wooded bitterness, charred oak and under-stated black pepper. There’s a semi-sweet cream but it’s covered up quite a bit by the bitter and charred notes. Through retrohaling, notes of fierce black pepper and sharp oak. The finish is long and lasting with overwhelming wood bitterness and charred oak caking the entire palate. Strength is medium full and body somewhere in between medium and medium-full.