I liked it a lot. The best of the two shop bottled Octaves they had on offer. (The other was a 2011 Glengarioch)
Rich and fruity nose. Not overdone as sometime is the case with octave finishing.
Quite comparable to a Glenallachie CS.
Oily. Spicy without being hot.
Sweet dark fruit.
Didn't feel the need to add any water.
Dark fruit and spice in a medium length fade.