Nose: he needs some time (and deserves it to develop). Surprisingly fruity and tangy. Freshly cut juicy apples, orange peel, apricot and a floral perfume sweetness. Sure, there is already a beautiful dusty oak there but at far not as present as after 40 years was expected. But he has such a dusty dryness that suggests that there is more in the mouth. Otherwise, the wood brings a touch of vanilla and cinnamon in the malt. Very satisfying old nose but missing that certain something.
Taste: Surprisingly spicy on the palate (more than 42%), with freshly ground black pepper, light-colored, light-bodied fruits, vanilla cream with cream, some cinnamon and beautiful woody aromas. Absolutely intense and great taste! The finish is unfortunately only medium long if not short with caramel, bitter herbs and wood. It becomes very dry and the bitter notes are what stays the longest.
Great malt but in my opinion not the extra price for the 30s is. But if you really want to have something with ner 40 on the label at home you do not go wrong to buy here.