An amazingly feminine, fine fellow. The Aromatik is quite classic for older Ardbegs. Sweet, tasty and pleasant, but it also looks a little harmless.
Unfortunately, there is a noticeable lack of punch for an Islay whisky and especially Ardbeg, with more power that would be really nice.
In direct comparison with an ANB, the Lord seems a bit more (!) More complex and also a bit maritime. The ANB has more volume. Qualitatively, both are in par.
The current prices for this bottling and the offered are completely absurd in my opinion.
Very fine, feminine and subtle. Peat, fine fruit (lemon, orange), fine maritime tones, vanilla, medicinal bandages. Later camphor and some eucalyptus are added. As good as no smoke.
Everything playful, rather medium depth, quite multi-layered. Needs some time to open up.
Silky, sweet start. Peach. Then quickly clear peaty, salty-spicy and a little firmer. Elegant medium weight. Fudge. Zironen, the iodine-medical bandages are now clearer. Some smoke. Tight and concentrated.
Elegant, polished, round, medium weight. Medicinal-iodine, maritime, salty, lemons, lots of peat and also some smoke. Very good length and nice round.