Refill sherry and old wood on the nose, alongside pleasant acidity with a sweet underbelly, like sweet-sour fruit gums. Less peat smoke than expected; instead, berries! Blueberries, redcurrant, sour raspberries... A creamy note underneath, like marzipan paste or raw cookie dough. As all these impressions suggest, we have a rather sweet sensory experience on our hands here. With time (or the first sip), the smoke comes out after all. Now we get some cloves as well. Peat level: like a toned-down Talisker, a well-sherried Bowmore or Benromach. After a while, an additional floral element makes an appearance that is simultaneously fleeting and heavy, musty. I'm gonna say orchids, but if you say violets, you won't get an argument from me.
More peat on the palate, together with a nice salty brininess. Almost "Laphroaig Light". Very dense, very heavy, very good. Leathery, with ashy smoke and dried tobacco leaves. There's a nice lemon zing throughout, and the ABV is rather fitting. Gets creamier toward the death, and sweeter as well, with the kind of syrupy aspartame notes that often come with modern sherry maturation and that I'm less fond of. But it's a minor distraction at most.
Finishes sweet and creamy, with lingering salty peat and perhaps a splash of lemon.
In sum: simple, but good, like a more refined and mature and less "frontal" version of Laphroaig's Triple Wood.