It confidently beats out Laphroaig 25 CS.
Nose: Soft, floral, and ethereal, but rich as well. Sweet floral smoke up front, like burning flower petals. Heather honey, nectarine, roses, slivered almonds, and cereals (Honey Nut Cheerios, perhaps). Sweet citrus: grapefruit, mandarin, and candied lemon zest. The peat smoke gets slightly richer and meatier as it sits. There’s distant autumn leaves, roast pork, bonito flakes- ah, it’s the flavour of a perfectly-cooked tamago ramen egg yolk. Maybe some mirin too.
Palate: Soft texture. Gentle woodsmoke and cereals up front. It gets very rich and floral. Rich fruit and spices: Plums, raisins, banana, ginger, clove, and cinnamon. It develops to a good bit of old oak, wine tannins, tobacco and leather, along with clean hardwood smoke. More earthy autumn leaves, then apples and mulled wine.
Finish: Long and fragrant. Loads of apples here: baked, dried, and cider’ed, spiced with cinnamon of course. Honey, cherries, cranberries, and nectarine. An underpinning of soft woodsmoke and tobacco. More of those cereals and warm baking spices, particularly cardamom. Autumn leaves again.