Wine Enthusiast 90 points - (Great Value,Tried & True Award)- Old gold/bronze coloring. Toasted marshmallow, oatmeal, spirity aromas abound in this generous fragrance that’s hearty and assertive, ending in a roasted peanut scents that’s appealing. Flavor-wise, there’s a piquant element of black pepper that fades by midpalate, leaving the door open for cornmeal, caramel corn, treacle, marzipan. Long, roasted finish is attractive and robust.
The first sniffs detect restrained, lightly roasted kernel/bean-like scents; bouquet opens up as aromas of saddle leather, tobacco leaf and walnut come to the fore. Palate entry is semisweet, candied and creamy; by midpalate, the taste includes pepper, welcome spirity heat, oak resin and caramel corn. Ends showing the delicate side of Bourbon. 90-95 Points Wine Enthusiast