Very dark in colour for a 16YO, hinting at a very active wet cask.
To me this is a well executed sherry monster, on a level where you either love it or struggle.
My struggle with this would have to be the price. I recently found a very similar 10YO private cask at close to 1/3 of this.
A true sherry monster nose.
Almost at an A'bunadh level, just not that "raw" wood notes, probably because of close to twice the age of the later batches.
Alc is well integrated, and there's clear traces of peat.
Dark fruits, over ripe black plums, on the edge of going mushy.
Bitter cocoa, espresso, wet old leather, furniture polish.
Water softens it considerably, I find the peat to almost disappear, and I get some sweet chocolate chip cookies.
Creamy texture with a drying feel to it.
Huge body on dry dark fruits.
It'snot really a sherry taste, just everything that is associated with it on steroids.
Water brings it down to be more approachable to analysis, without diminishing the hugeness of the body.
Dark coffee, leather, dry smoke.
And some burnt matches at the end. Some call it sulphor off notes, I really enjoy it.