Tomatin 21 yo 1968/1990 (40%, Sestante, Antica Casa Marchesi Spinola #1) Colour: pale gold. Nose: a typical fruitiness at first sniff (bananas) but also something quite bizarrely milky and buttery. Gets then very herbal (chives) and a little minty. Hints of iron (OBE developing), aniseed and mint. A little shy in fact, getting a little papery and still quite minty. Waning quite quickly, alas. Mouth: too bad, the papery and cardboardy notes do really dominate the whole now. A little weak, dry, strangely vegetal (over-infused tea), with also something like capers or gherkins… Not very enjoyable I must say. Quite some salt at that, mint, camphor (but an odd one)… The finish is even weirder, quite long but rather bitter… Raw turnips? And always this cardboardiness. 72 points (for the nose).