Once again, we selected the best cask from a whole batch for a limited 30th Anniversary release: the ripest, the most rounded, the most expressive barrel we had. At the nose it’s very winey but sweet, with the obvious raisiny note of Pedro Ximenez. Black cherries, a hint of farmy character and leather, and a pleasantly oxidative touch but no trace of astringency. At the palate it’s even more winey, and even sweeter: dried plums and peaches, very chewy, and with a hint of “old library”. After this fruity sherry sweetness, though, the spiciness of the tannins begins to increase in strength. The finale is particularly peppery, steering towards a drier side, very appetizing.