Light amber color. Smoke, tobacco, herbs, and butterscotch nose. Measured open on the palate, then grows some with toffee and almond flavors, and a smooth, glycerin texture. The initial sweetness is then countered with some spice, acidity, and oak. Sugarcane notes remain, followed by a pleasant, subtle burn that extends into a short finish. A bit out of balance...the initial sweetness is a little too much for the following acidity to handle. Tasted 10/12/2007.