Comparison with Cask # 900285, 2002/2020 S20
Here we can see that similar malts can turn out so differently on paper. In a blind tasting, I would (pretty sure) not assign the two malts to the same distillery. The 2002 also looks older than it actually is. It applies to both that they gain in intensity with a little water. A long time in the glass is also good for both (> 1 h).
Fresh, lemon and orange, a bit of sulfur like a match that has just burned down. Once you get used to the matches, tropical fruits come out: Mango, interwoven with the oranges from the beginning.
With water: little change
Pure: hot, burned matches, then the tropical fruits come with a honey-like sweetness. Strong tingling on the tongue.
With water: significantly more pleasing and creamier, oak flavor
Medium-long, peppery spiciness, fruity notes in the background, slight bitterness on the palate.