Surprisingly shy given its bold colour. Needs time to open. A whiff of sea water at first, and rust.
The high ABV could numb your olfactory nerve so be careful. Unripe plum, cheese underneath, then refreshing white flower. Some sugar too. Acidic marmalade. With a few drops of water, there came a little savoury and mossy aroma.
This baby really needs some water. It is smoky, like a bonfire, there's some almond. The re-charred casks did not bring much sherry flavour.
Although not as ashy, in term of finish this baby is as boring as the Lagavulin 16Yo.