As the second third begins, very full flavors of the slightly spicy cedar and cream are present. At a half inch in, the black pepper returns quite a bit to mix with the creamy cedar. At an inch in, the retrohale provides a mix of the cedar and black pepper. At an inch and a quarter, the pepper settles down some and the cedar transitions to a musty and creamy oak which is now up front. As the third comes to a close, the creamy and musty oak is supported with the black pepper note. The strength in this third bumped up to medium-full.