It's oily, friendly, and very pleasant. It doesn't blow you away, but that shouldn't always be the case if you ask me. That's new school. This is about having a characterful and good spirit and finding the right balance.
What you get is a dram that develops in the nose from fresh and fruity, to sherry-driven and earthy, without becoming acrid or pungent.
The key word is balance. It has many things to offer: cereal bar, quite "clean" / mineral smoke, heather honey, roots and twigs, quite some apple, orange zest and a bit of dried fruit, grass and herbs. The overall impression is fresh and fruity: like walking in a meadow close to a moor.
Leave it in the glass and it develops gradually in a more sherry-dominated way. It gets leafy, with dried fruit and leather.
The palate is oily and smooth. It has sufficient power, but don't expect an avalanche...
It is warming and with an accent on leaf and dry fruit. The signature pepper is there, with a typical vetetal, leafy tobacco and some vegetal smoke. There is old leather, dried fig, quite some orange and still that honeyed cereal. There is close to no bitter or dry note to be found.
Quite long, with a pleasant sweeet/sour note that keeps coming back. The smoke is more present now, with almost some rubber-like notes. It has this malt like sweetness, together with dried fruit, fresh orange. The acidity is shown by the same orange, and balsamico. The earthy, tabacco note perfectly complements this beautiful finale.