NOSE: Initially old wooden furniture, dustiness, gradually unfolds its complexity; dark citrus, mint, meat stock. Very concentrated. (92p)
TASTE: The arrival is very concentrated wth buttery dark caramel and overbrewed tea with milk. On the mid palate dry, concentrated, dried (almost dusty) fruits. Flint smoke. Dry browned butter, old leather, tobacco. With water; opens up, looses a little punch but displays more complexity. (92p)
FINISH: Leather, tobacco, some tannins, hints of crushed black pepper. (90p)
OVERALL: Lovely whisky and a successfull PX maturation. Takes water well. Total score 92 points.