In the nose I immediately perceive a touch of Japan. Sounds funny, but there are actually incense sticks that spread something ethereal, sandalwood and a touch of freshly brewed chrysanthemum tea. However, fruity notes, such as red overripe apples, pears, but also mirabelles and apricots, take over quite fast. Rosemary and sage in the background give a nice spicy touch. Some time to breathe brings a touch of coconut with it. Overall, a nice, but not very complex nose.
The fruits from the nose are consistent in the mouth, but the market is clearly marked by the wood and very spicy. The fruit emphasizes that beautifully, but is subordinate.
The spicy notes remind me of the 18yo Yamazaki Mizunara, but in comparison are more exuberant and clumsy, not so beautiful filigree. With a little time left in the mouth, there is a lot more coconut, sandalwood and a hint of fennel.
Medium long and again spicy with a sweet undertone of bounty bars
A beautiful malt that is not bursting with complexity, but is not too one-dimensional.