Yes it is a great malt and compared to other recent highly priced releases this justifies more of its price than all the others. If you can afford this price tag go for it - all others should go for a small sample like I did...
The colour is old gold and the texture about a few thick legs and very few late tears. And ...WOW... what a nose! This is complexity and harmony at its best, simply grab an aromas wheel and check all the pleasant boxes - peaty, earthy, floral, fruity and sweet aromas in a subtle (not very expressive) and elegant mix. I could sniff this for hours... and I have to push myself to proceed to the taste.
The taste is rich and very complex too. It is remarkably dry (warm ashes) but of a really enjoyable dryness (never thought I would ever state such a thing). And it is layered - so you have the chance to identify the flavours and aromas one after the other. With water it offers even more aromas both in the nose and on the palate but it looses some power, of course. Nevertheless I like it with some drops of water better than neat.
The arrival on the palate is creamy and instantly mouth-coating. Close to perfection, nothing to complain about (except it could be a little bolder). The finish is long and keeps this interesting dryness. And it stays sublime and complex. But the best is really the nose...