Palate: Fruity and quite fresh. Starting on grapefruits and then ripe peaches and oranges followed by polished wood , pepper ,dark chocolate,oak and a hint of smoke.
Finish: Tobacco. Dark chocolate and spices. Dry.
This is a brilliant step up from the 10 year old, showing complexity, balance and displaying those old wood notes one looks for in drams that have been aged for over 30 years. as for the price : this whisky is for those with extremely deep pockets, so if you can afford that I’d recommend it wholehearted. But do not despair if almost 500 quid is way too much for you (I know it’s to me) – the 10 year although a bit different in profile will do the work (almost) just as well.