Around what I've come to expect from a NAS HP.
Not too complex, but somehow saved by being bottled at a higher ABV which delivers the flavours favourably.
Compaired to the 10 and 12 there is a little more smoke, more peaty. It's also a bit sweeter on the sherry.
Other than that, the usual HP notes; apple, citrus, heather honey.
It's got both similarities and slight differences from the core range, almost like a mix of 10 & 18.
A bit too much alc up front, but then it's at a decent 47% so I'm not complaining.
Starts of with a sweet and very nice rich caramel chocolate in combination with red fruits.
Initially not much smoke, but it emerges midway as it gets a bit dryer. However I wouldn't call it peaty.
Medium lenght. Wood and smoke, drying and slightly bitter.