For me, this standard bottling combines many of my personal preferences in just one whisky.
At first, it's rather dry and almost harsh in the nose and overall almost a little sour. After a few moments, I then can find plenty of fruits such as lemons, grapes, oranges and also subtle hints of plums and blackberries.
If I even wait a little longer, which I do of course, I then find the more familiar and well-known delights like vanilla, honey, almonds and marzipan.
Only on some days (esp. with a few drops of H2O), I also can find very subtle hints of leather and tobacco and a small portion of minty freshness.
In contrast to that huge amount of tasteful flavours in the nose, this dram is much more determined on the palate and definitely less "playful" than in the nose.
Here it shines on a quite distinct aspect: it's strong and powerful, but not overwhelmingly crushing. There's significantly less fruitiness on the palate (which I like) than in the nose. It's malty, then there's a strong push of oakiness in the back (although not too bitter) and furthermore, well rounded with a little citrus-ish hint on top. Overall, the palate is a completely different story and always surprises me in a (very) good way.
This one is definitely among my top-5 standard bottlings and will quite certainly stay there for a longer period of time.