Colour: full gold. Nose: yippee! Another wonderful one, subtle, complex, rounded, well matured, with a smooth oakiness and many dried white fruits as well as something more tarry and phenolic than in more recent versions. Tarmac, linseed oil, coal smoke, then cough lozenges, something even more medicinal (bandages), paint, soot, green bananas, mushrooms, fresh mint, moss… Frankly, the complexity is simply amazing. With water: more smoke coming out - makes me think of a 1960s Ardbeg. Stunning! Mouth (neat): we're in the same league as with the 1980 by Sig., except that this is even more complex, sappier, smokier, grassier, more herbal, more citrusy… Everything is perfect here, absolutely everything. Stunning grassy profile for lovers of this style. Greatly un-modern. With water: swims like a champ. Flabbergasting smoky/grassy/herbal profile. Finish: long and very tarry and herbal and smoky. Comments: the opposite of a modern sweetish aha-aha vanilla bomb. A true masterpiece - or a bmast from the past, as they say. SGP:374 - 93 points.