Powerful dram with a lovely and promising sweet sherry nose. Tastewise I'm perhaps left a bit underwhelmed because the nose didn't quite come through with a broad palate.
Overall though, I find this to be an enjoyable sweet and powerful no-nonsense whisky for sherry lovers, which is however not particularly smooth, complex or perfectly well balanced.
EDIT: after adding even more water, my tasting notes get a bit more balanced so it getting a higher rate of 84.
Quite overpowering due to the ABV. However I'm getting baked apple, honey, nutmeg, marzipan, woodsmoke. After adding water these become even more noticeable.
Straight out of the bottle I'm not getting much tasting notes, due to overpowering alcoholic strength. After adding a bit of water, the palate begins to open up a bit more and I'm getting a warming sweetness with hints of marzipan and honey but also a certain bitter note in the end, which I can't quite identify and don't find too pleasing either.
Well rounded finish with a sort of mineral note (perhaps even a bit 'grapey') and a tiny bit of light woodsmoke in the background.