Aroma: Raisins and a buttery malt note dominate the aroma. The smell of fermentation, which I found so annoying at 10 years, is missing here fortunately. There are light grapefruit notes, bananas, ripe apples and grapes. There is minimal smoke in the background. Some water releases the smoke and combines to a salty ham note, which has disappeared again. The citrus notes become stronger. Slightly bitter, overripe oranges.
Taste: Occurs in spite of water with Karacho, very sweet flavors, honey, raisins, some milk chocolate and ginger. Oily. Without water a little less sweet, more oak, nuttier.
Finish: Sweet he takes the mouth in fog, a nuttiness sets in, no bitterness. A hint of smoke. Mitel long.
Comment: A clear step forward from the 10 year old. Much more complex, the 46% do it well, powerful and balanced.