Colour: bright copper
Much more intensity than modern 15. Modern profile is much cleaner, but boring. Wonder if they change approach and take a narrower cut instead. Well integrated.
Soft, oily, dusty, and floral. Chocolate with cereal chunks. Heather honey. Apples and pears. With drops of water, vanilla custard.
Mouthcoating. Heather honey. A touch of damp cupboard. Intense oak and malt even at 43%. Peppery orchard fruits: pears and cantaloupe. A handful of mixed nuts. With water, the floral essence intensifies.
Medium finish. Mouth warming oaky pepper and fresh cereals lingering with a touch of floral notes.