Mild smoke, as one may expect with an 18-year-old Laphroaig. A sweetness of ripe pears and lime slices accompany the smoke - at first. Once the glass is set aside, the fruity notes fade into the background, seaweed, tar and freshly washed hospital corridor push into the foreground. Liquorice and pepper are pressing, as well as nutmeg and thyme. Almond chocolate and coffee in the background, but both can not prevail.
He makes himself known with his tongue with a properly tarry-smoky onset. With such a start one thinks rather of a younger edition ...
Tar, Hansaplast and smoke flood the whole mouth, because otherwise nothing else arrives. Then, after some time, a nose-like fruit note comes on the tongue, while honey, vanilla and milk chocolate. Ah, now it starts - right? Well: tar and smoke are always present, with licorice and iodine, a bit of seaweed perhaps. But the spectrum will no longer be deeper or wider. Get dry quickly.
Pretty short for a full-year. Dry, smoky. Still Hansaplast, but on the finish with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.