Yellowish gold color. Intense aromas of tobacco, smoke, earth, honey, grilled pineapple, and vanilla. Smooth and silky at first, then opens into a medium body that coats the mouth. Nimble structure for an anejo. Waves of raisins, dried apples, and lemon peel balanced by a dose of acidity and warm heat. Then, an amazing wave of prickly cinnamon/mace spice and anise. It feels like you are sucking on a cinnamon stick and star anise. Long finish, perhaps 2 minutes or more. This is a hedonistic style with many layers meant to be sipped all by itself. Tasted 12/15/2007.