IMO not as good as the other Octave they had, a 2008 Glenallachie, although younger, lower in ABV as well as higher in price.
A bit shy, yet with noticeable alc.
Some sharpness, borderline hot on spice.
And unlike the Glenallachie I felt this needed water.
Water eased it a little but made it generally thinner.
Spice. Drying with a little bitterness.