Oomph that’s is a classic Speyside nose! Very fresh but mature at the same time! Beyond it’s age if you ask me. A classic and uncomplicated Speyside nose with lots and lots of fresh fruitiness! A wave of orchard fruits like fresh & sweet apple, fully flavored pear and also some ‘darker’ fruits like peach. Vanilla, a fresh grassy/eucalyptus note and some woodspices. A whiff of charred oak is there as wel. This is an impressive nose, especially when taking it’s age in consideration!
On the palate it’s classic Speyside profile continues. Sweet and sour notes. It gives a little more citrus fruits here, which is supported by green apples and unripe pear. It remains soft and friendly all the way. Some bitterdry oak influences appear after a while but the whole fits very well together. I get some licorice as well.
In the medium length finish the oak influences are pleasantly present. Fresh oak, sawdust, honey, vanilla and again sweet fruits remain for quite some time.
This has been a very good starting point of my little Elgin journey. Looking forward to the next already!