Tasting Note~ Color: Amber Nose: Exciting - there's loads of vanilla, banana, raisin and sweet candy. Palate: Rich and chewy, the vanilla continues on the palate and you can also taste the oak (perhaps what led to the woody name). I also get a nice layer of sweet notes; sweet red frogs (candy), strawberry, pineapple. The palate then slowly fizzles and becomes peppery, black pepper. Finish: Reasonably long though quite oaky and tannic.