I would not comment on the PVL because you do not get a Kinclaith in the glass every day, otherwise this bottling has little light and a lot of shade ;-) Nevertheless, I am grateful that I had the opportunity to try this malt.
From the Premium Snifter shines bright and intense amber, on the glass wall oily "legs" relish their long laps. An unusual nose makes me look a little surprised at the beginning of Nosings from the laundry ... Tropical fruits? Light fermented fruits? Oranges, slightly floral, hints of milk chocolate, pears and apples, caramelized sugar ... Spicy and slightly perfumed, minimally soapy and again shows a mixture of overripe trophic fruits. Mildly, the most diverse aromas are drawn through the nose, hints of caramel and creamy milk chocolate end in pears and apples. In the background is a subtle fresh menthol or mint note.
Mild, the first sip flows over the tongue, after which a peculiar aroma spreads throughout the mouth. Soapy, nutty, fermented, almost spoiled fruits stick to the tongue, lavender and thyme provide a spicy component before the perfume-like aroma from the nose sets in the taste again. Slowly, I imagine, the perfume-like aroma could also be soap or a bunch of dried lavender.
The aftertaste starts with a creamy nut mixture on the tongue. The palate still has a dominant perfume note, the mouthfeel becomes tart and spicy. Pleasant sharpness dissolves from the almost indefinable flow of aromas, tart with hints of grapefruit and menthol, the aftertaste sounds slow.