The nose of Ancho Reyes smells wonderfully like roasted ancho chiles. The nose captures both the roasted chile essence as well as a slightly green and vegetal spicy pepper. Underneath the pepper is cinnamon and sweet honey. The balance in the nose leans more towards sweet than spicy. The entry of Ancho Reyes is also fairly sweet with strong honey notes leading the pack. The honey sustains but itís joined by roasted ancho chile, solid cinnamon, and dark chocolate. It isnít until the end of the midpalate that Ancho Reyes gets really spicy. Itís a nice sharp spice that balances out the otherwise sweet character. Hot pepper spice sustains for quite a while on the palate. Itís spicy but not uncomfortably so.