N : Spicy. Cinnamon, fruit salad loaded with oranges and kiwis, custard and floral scents. Quite a florist's shop in fact. It keeps changing, complex but disorganized. Resinous at times, with that very light peat coming through. The spices are dominant (ginger), sometimes overtaking the rest, but they give a lot of brightness to the nose.
M : Fresh first, and way less spices hourra ! Then quite animal, but a stuffed animal : a bit musky, meaty, a burning log reminding there's some Laphroaig there, loads of rice pudding. The floral and fruity aspects are relegated far back.
F : Medium. On track with the mouth, except we're back with a little cinnamon and sichuan pepper (same little anaesthetic feeling on the tip of the tongue), some freshness (mint) too. Leaves a light ash taste.
It's a nice trip, I like the fact that the nose and mouth are quite distinct. The spices are a bit too much on the nose for my taste though (hello Deanston), then the palate cannot replicate the complexity. But it's nicely straightforward. 7/10