Peggy Noe Stevens 7.6
Nose: Blast of oatmeal and sweet grain. Herbal bay leaf with a backdrop of banana and warm, baked bread. Faint straw and apple notes.
Palate: Alluring soft palate with warm grain-like features. Soft oriental spices and sweet butterscotch. Biscuit and orange marmalade to finish, with citrus.
Finish: Truly attractive and balanced with whispers of heat.
Comments: Calms my nerves and speaks affectionately and softly on its flavor with each sip.
Susan Reigler 7.0
Nose: Toasted marshmallows with chewable vitamins and underlying vanilla. No obvious fruit or spices.
Palate: Multigrain cereal but very light. Cornflakes mixed with barley. A little vanilla and no fruit to speak of. Pepper is the only spice.
Finish: Long and peppery ending in oak tannins without much staying power.
Comments: This tastes young. Would it pick up more character with more time in the barrel? Water did nothing for it one way or other.