Yes, indeed I partly (but not on the perfume) agree with ‘Murxus’ and ‘mikespike’, you can find the cowshed (or pig stable) very much in the nose, but also on the palate. But to be honest, this is not a bad attribute for an Islay malt if there are still other components to form a complex profile (as is the case here).
All lovers of Bruichladdich and Octomore (e.g. the Octomore 6.3) know that cowshed/pig stable characteristics very well as you can find it in many Laddies. And it can be a very pleasing and delicate flavour.
The cowshed character (being different than that of the Laddies, of course) is only one ingredient of this excellent Bowmore. You find a lot of other flavours, you find smoky and maritime tasting notes and especially you can identify the typical Bowmore spirit profile. For me the latter is very important. Fortunately, here you do NOT find any of the perfume (lavender) flavour that was present in the Bowmores from the 1990's. But today this has been overcome by Bowmore, anyway.
I must admit that I do not understand the 86.72 rating (12/21/2016), I find this Bowmore absolutely remarkable, it is the best and most special Bowmore I have tasted so far (and there were some…).
I have an idea (IMHO) for a reason for the rating below 87 points: The profile is very special, it polarizes the community: You love it or you hate it! (as we know this from extreme Laphroaigs ;-)).