This has a fresh, fruity and maritime start. Pears and apricots dominate next to salty maritime aromas and fine smokey aromas. Given the abv this doesn’t bite the nostrils. A citrusy and vanilla sweet continuation in the mouth where the salty, smokey and maritime notes become stronger. Nice oily mouthfeel and the alcohol is very well integrated. A nice long finish remains.
Nice Port Ellen, but I have to be honest I’m not completely blown away and wouldn’t spend near €2k to buy a bottle of this stuff. A 30 yo Caol Ila does more or less the same and doesn’t hurt your wallet that much.