Nose: Beautiful but subtle Oloroso sherry nose. Very nutty, some sour cherry and dark chocolate is also to be found. Alcohol is not felt after adequate service life. After a long time comes between the pleasant sweetness and something herbaceous-fruity or musty, which makes him in the nose schonmal very interesting and can look much older. I associate some roasted walnuts. You can tell in any case that it is a Glendronach, but unlike the 12 standard. The nose is for me before the normal 12er, I guess that the GlenDronach has not matured in a first-fill or at least not a very active barrel. But that's exactly what I find so interesting.
Taste: Soft, no alcohol to feel. Taste is also less intense than the nose. Hardly sweet, rather the full load of roasted nuts and hardly any fruit but going into the tender bitterness. What I like but: Nice spicy with hints of old sherry. No sherry bomb, very discreet ... but somehow he likes me ... could still tolerate a tick more fucking despite 48%. Still, I find him better than his ratings suggest
Conclusion: No totally complex drops and the nose is better than the taste. But what he has convinces me nonetheless.