Slightly sweet sherry, caramel, tropical fruits, brown caramelized sugar. Slightly salty? Old oak, light alcohol is added. Orange with a light clove, some furniture polish and a touch of leather. Increasingly tropical fruits, slightly overripe. A delicious and versatile nose that invites you to discover. After a longer time in the glass it becomes a little softer, creamy, supple, but not boring, still with good strength. Christmas cookies and spices mixed?
Light alcohol, not much but a little. Tastes a little younger and stronger than it is. Slightly bitter, only slightly sweet sherry with the same aromas as from the nose but with more wood and oak and a little less tropical fruits. The strong orange aromas remain, as do the cloves and the other Christmas spices. I find it slightly disappointing that even after a long time the alcohol burns a bit and I would have liked more harmony and smoothness.
The orange peel stays in the mouth for a long time, light pepper, still a slight sting on the edge of the tongue and now a completely bitter sherry.
A delicious secret Highland that suits my taste preferences well. Excellent nose but unfortunately too strong, alcoholic taste and a little too dignified for its age. I would buy a bottle for half the price, but it's good but not good enough.
N-93, T-88, F-88 for a good but slightly disappointing (considering the price and age!) 90 points