I must admit to being a bit disappointed. After waiting so long to taste it, and seeing the ratings on WB I was expecting better.
It is nevertheless a good whisky well done, but there is a way to find better, younger, for less.
A freshness of aniseed grass (near a virgin oak) strikes me in the foreground; coated with a standard sherry profile (coffee bean, leather, spices, tobacco, black tea, gingerbread, red and black fruits).
Mouth quite bitter and that might seem reduced; it lacks a little power.
Bitter orange, black tobacco. A fairly standard sherry mouth.
Sweet peppery spices tickle the tip of the tongue, while a woody drought attacks the cheeks.