The Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or is mediocre, the Arran Sauternes finish too, the Glendronach Sauternes finish is a disaster, among the Sauternes-finished Malts for me this Benriach is by far the front runner.
Sweet vanilla, caramel first. Then dark fruits appear (err, no sherry ?!) like raisins. Then head for juicy peaches, apple compote, or apple cake from the oven with a touch of marzipan.
After opening you get as expected the sweet notes of the Sauternes barrel and bam! Flowers, white wine, overripe white / yellow fruit (Botrytis!). Slight alcoholic pungency, otherwise delivers the sweetness of the wine barrel.
Not too sweet start, peppery oak, a lot of vanilla, honey, crass melon notes and again a hint of raisins and toffee.
Mittellamg until long with caramel, toffee.