Impressive! Smooth, sweet and gentle peat, giving a fireplace kind of smokiness. Coastal in like seaweed, a smell I often get with Taliskers. There is freshness in like anise. Spiciness like in laurel, licorice and salmiac. Fruitiness in like green apples, raspberry and mango chutney. Nuttiness in like hazelnut chocolate. This nose offers a lot of complexity and balance and a wide range of flavors that are very harmonious together.
Quite an explosion of flavors. Giving sweet & sour experiences. Mild and sweet at first, with red fruits and a whiff of raisins. More sourness and spicyness mid palate offering peppers, paprika powder and clove. Sour fruits like late season tangerines and green apples. Full bodied and complex. This is something to get rather excited about!
Long and intens! A burst of flavor once again. It’s peat influence is the strongest here. It offers loads and loads of oak influences accompanied with again various red and ‘green’ fruits and dried spices. Nice Saltiness at the end. What a pleasure!
This might seem to be a bit of a ‘dull’ bottle to buy but the content of the bottle tells me a whole different story. This one goes straight to my wishlist.