After the first small sip I thought for a minute - spit or swallow ... Brekkies with fish I do not even expect from Islays south coast. He can not fulfill the expectations of the nose. I'll like to try some older bottlings again, in the hope that the obvious missing notes will then be eradicated.
Potential certainly exists, but apparently not the right age. To be continued ... in a few years.
Immediately very fruity, pears, mirabelles, a beautiful Blütenhonigsüße, the whole underlaid with a subtle spiciness and fresh butter dough and a little oak. I also perceive something young metal buckets. Alcohol is barely noticeable.
A fishy dry cat food, malty sweetness, again metallic notes, a warming sharpness, oak very discreetly noticeable.
In the finish the malty sweetness and fresh grassy hay prevail, everything short to medium.