The smoky notes the time arrived nicely,
great pulsing and much more complicated than I expected.
The acidy / tannic and boubon / oloroso ratio is perfect.
And all this in extreme soft environment. Very sophisticated!
It was an incredible experience!
Despite the 44 years it's fresh and vibrant. The most fruitier, especially citruses whisky on the nose I've ever tasted.
Tangerine, grapefruit, papaya, guava, passion fruit, mango, pineapple, pomegranate, pear and melon.
Beside it honey, caramel, vanilla and coconut. The smoke and the salty sea air is only slightly felt or if it's contacting a lot of time with the air.
The smoothest whisky I have ever drank.
First the honey sweet, caramelized fruits are attacked:
pear, melon, passion fruit and mango,
then citruses into the action, especially grapefruit and lime.
Then comes a wave of spicy vanilla, hazelnut and menthol, Sometimes appear then eventually retained a quite incredible salt, mineral, paper, oak, peat, coal and tobacco flavor.
The lively acidity is awesome in the beginning and in the middle!
Long, smooth, dry, sour citruses and oak