N- Boozy dark stout notes with abundance of black fruits, think of blackcurrant, purple dark plum, marzipan and mashed dark raisins. Just as it get darker, burning wax candles brightened up with underlying rough peat smokes, sleek citrus vanilla cream, some eucalyptus, peppercorn and briny muskiness. Talkative, evolving and lasting. (92/23)
P- Dry sherry with sweet dark fruits dancing on the tongue, along spicy peat, burnt salt, medicinal and dark stout-y notes. Richness developed from the back with smokes bitter chocolate. Rugged with finesse and meticulously balanced with unpretentious complex mouth coat. Subtle brininess whirling on initially but slap on your face with satisfaction like Uncle Roger slapping his rice sack, love it. (95/24)
F- Long, huge dram with eager to pleased attitude. Lovely brines medicinal residue that linger at the back, minty in the middle and echoing crisp dryness at the front. (92/23)
B/B- 95/24 Flawlessly balanced. Wee short on coastal notes initially but blossom and evolved well throughout the sipping session. Inspiring and with this quality, writing notes never a task.
Weighted Rate- 94p