First, I find lemon cake and fresh light fruit. Followed by fully ripe raspberry, wonderfully integrated smoke, light mint.
They are filigree notes, not overpowered in any direction, the malt has to develop!
After some time in the glass, the whisky opens and the notes of prunes and some cinnamon sound through.
Full-bodied round and oily onset, followed by a thunderstorm of hot ash rain and many different fruits. First bright fruits, such as quince or fresh green apple, closely followed by darker fruits, such as raspberries, to blueberries.
slightly smoky, with a neat character, the whisky goes down its path for a long time. Here light crystalline salt notes remain on the tongue.
There is and was little Lagavulin's at this level. The interplay of tastes is exemplary for a smoky malt, with sherry influences.