Upfront, we had been advised to put this Laddie as last dram in the line-up; even after the port Charlotte (which we in the end did not do). When poured in the glass we immediately knew why.
Very powerful flavors rise up from the glass. Earthy, musty and dusty sherry-notes; but for sure no sherry bomb. This is a beast.
And a beast it is. But a dirty good one. Very powerful and strong. This requires water. Even with water the structure remains thick and oily. Sherry flavors, spices, tropical fruit, chocolate; it is all there.
Very long finish. Dry and oily.