Nose: Loamy, spicy oak, tobacco. sublime and wonderful
Palate: great mouth feel even after 13 years. Quick drink and the character fades, but hold it in your mouth and there it is: Huge character feel, complex and layered structure.
Finish: Delightful and silky-spicy finish.
This was a great half-bottle find that NW and I found tucked away in a corner of a "reserve" room. For 25 bucks it was a steal. A beautiful treat that is showing age but still exquisite.