First you get a nice sweetness in the nose with a very pleasant depth. It definitely has something nutty with a hint of polish and leather notes. In between you always have nice sherry sweetness and dark caramel. Menthol and light herbal notes can be seen here and there. Very exciting and exciting on the nose. After I have added some water, the impression of marzipan increases. Little by little, some fruit appears.
The intensity remains in the taste, beautiful sherry paired with great wood flavor. Well balanced. The age can be clearly seen here. But contrary to expectations, the sweetness of the sherry is accompanied by something nice and salty. It tingles on the palate, something metallic and iodine can be felt. Then again sweetness ... herbs and the palate is completely occupied. The sweetness has it much more difficult than in the nose. Now you can definitely feel Islay, he has character and ambition ... very exciting. Changes on the palate every now and then brings new subtleties.
With water it becomes a bit rounder, but does not lose its character, but becomes a little more palatable!
Iodine and sherry stick to the palate, at the beginning I thought it could be more, but the tingle on the palate and throat lasts nicely.