All in all a nice Mortlach but by no way on eye-level with that lovely 30-years old from the warehouse tasting. Nevertheless worth a try...
The colour is pale straw and the texture shows some early slow legs and late fat tears. The nose is quite punchy first but after the olfactory cells adopted to this it offers a fine and subtle grassy-floral profile imbedded in barley sugars and wooden aromas. All perfectly balanced and really adorable, I like that! Some shy fruits hide in the background and show up sheepish after taking enough breathes of fresh air.
The taste is sugary sweet and fruity (obviously the fruits are braver on the tongue) within a sound wooden structure. Water does not release any additional aromas both in the nose and on the palate so I like this dram best when neat.
The initial mouthfeel is warming and a little coating with some minor drying moments (metallic). The finish is long and again sugary sweet with no distracting moments but no additional impressions either.