Delicious, complex nose. Bright indeed, combining Granny Smith apple tartness with an underlying sweetness of brown sugar and just a whiff of oak. Sweet on the front, still with a prominent fruit note, but richer — more like cooked apples with cinnamon. The spice increases at mid-palate – I got white pepper on the roof of my mouth — and continues through the finish, but is never harsh or overly hot. Definite nutty wood note at the very end — the good wood, not tannin at all. Long finish leaves a fresh mint behind.