Appearance - Light amber with bright golden highlights.
Nose - Fragrant and fresh with a slightly crisp and incredibly subtle almost Cognac character but with more notes of very fine almost dusty oak like a cabinet maker's workshop. It smells quite light yet quite intense with a hint of dried fruits, perhaps apricots and dates, and gentle Sherry note, but this is unlike many Brandies de Jerez which have heavier Oloroso and PX aromas. Instead, it has the elegance and grace only possible with many long years of ageing.
Palate - Light, crisp and very classy with notes of caramel, blonde tobacco and oak. Despite its age, this brandy has comparatively little tannin - with just enough to balance it nicely with a very gentle sweetness giving it a drier, lighter feel than many. It is supremely elegant and lingers for ages on a very satisfied palate. A few drops of water can be helpful.