A very interesting finish for a caroni. The last 2 years of maturation, took place in port pipes, thus fusing the heavy caroni style with sweet port notes, and it works ok. The nose is subtle on the classic smokey, tarlike caroni notes, and you can easily sense an underlying character of sweet oak and dark fruits. The palate feels balanced with rounded oak, tar, ripe dark berries and a touch of sweetness on the dry finish. It's nice but also gives the feel of a slightly ligther body than usually found in caroni's, which is both good and bad depending on the mood.