The nose changes little, perhaps its a little fresher?
The peat is much stronger, it has been let loose, its not an aggressive peat but there is definately plenty of power and the palate is full fat and creamy, ah now the fruit arrives and its more on apple this time.
Finish is still long, peaty and sweet.
Very good whisky.
Peat, smoke, briny, jammy, almond tart (the jam part mainly), black currants and something meaty, sausages I think with hints of fried onion, great :)
It is like a cross between Laphroaig and Talisker, what's not to like with that combination?
There is an initial blast of peat but there is an overlying fruity sweetness to it which keeps it in check, I assume that is from the Haut Brion cask?
Salted caramel, black currant, plum, hints of light soy sauce with a little balsamic
Its long and peaty but the peat is checked by the nice fruit notes.