Nose: Subtle fruity nose, peach, ripe apples and apricots come to mind first. In addition, old paper, a little leather and a pleasant scent of lavender. With a little hay and oak wood, maybe also caramel.
Palate: different, strange. A lot of bitter oak, plus tree resin and a syrupy mixture of pepper and caramel. Behind it, the fruity aromas of the nose flash again briefly, but the bitterness dominates and kills everything.
Finish: Medium long, with the bitter oak aromas lingering for an eternity and also developing slightly sour.
Conclusion: Okay ... but nothing more. The aromas in the nose are really nice and promise a pleasantly fruity Benromach, but what comes afterwards is very unbalanced and not very enjoyable. I like many of today's bottlings but also the 12-year-old sister bottling much better. 75/100 points