Anyhow, this is a gentle maritime/smoky bruiser!
Note belongs to a bottle with bottle code L8165...
Oh Talisker, where hav' ye gone?!!
sea breeze, iodine, peat, some dark malt, heather honey, some vinous and grape-y notes (some sherry??!), a little oak sap, a little dry unsweetened cocoa powder, later some lemon zests emerge, overall phenolic, malty and maritime, quite big but rounded.
malty attack, a little vinous, a little coconut, then malt, iodine and brine, peat, some (burnt) heather, some white table grapes, huge body, oily & fat, rounded with a striking balance while still maintaining an edge to it.
Some freshly crushed black pepper intermingled with a little lemon at the tail end makes way for the finish with a 'zing'!
peat smoke, sea breeze, iodine, oak, a little sherry (vinous), malt, medium to long.