An uber rich Ardbeg that the peat compliments the sherry but is in the background a bit, lovely fruit.
This does not smell like most Ardbegs, the sherry is powerful , the dark fruits hit you and there is a little sulphur I believe mixed in with glue.
I am struggling to describe this, it seems to get a bit beefy, Bovril cubes that sort of thing, but it is also a little floral and then a bit of hot chocolate.
The fruit is rich plump blackcurrants & damsons.
Wow that is a rollercoaster neat, not sure what to think?
A bit lacking , nondescript at times to be honest, but a coffee and mocha notes rescues it by some margin
Heavy sherry, dirty peat, very drying on the palate is my first thought.
The peat and sherry compliment each and the dark fruits are on the ripe side and very juicy, really nice and much better than the nose hinted at.
This is on the creamy side, again juicy blackcurrants and damson and I wrong about the sulphur on the nose, there is no sulphur and this tastes very good.
If I was being critical a little more sweetness, just a touch would have made this even better but there is no denying the balance on show here
Not that long , so juicy and so tasty