I like the fact that the fruits in the nose take over the command, but leave the deck after a short appearance on the tongue and give the stick to tar and peat.
The finish is not overly long, but the malt remains as long as it is there, full and oily on the tongue.
A surprisingly fruity smoke for Laphroaig rises and clad the peat smoke and the sea salt note.
The peat smoke note is mild and restrained and occurs with ongoing Verriechung more and more in the background.
From the fruity note limonene and green apples crystallize out. Also pear compote is to be found.
Phenol, tar, sea salt - all of this can also be found on the tongue.
The apples from the nose make a good appearance on the palate and give the 16YO a very fresh start.
The residence time of the fruits on the tongue is quite short. As soon as they step into the background, tar and peat take over the oar and dress the mouth oily.
Everything very harmonious and well coordinated.
Smoke and sea salt remain in the relatively short finish, the fruits have already adopted on the palate.