Nutty, well-integrated sherry without intrusiveness, yummy, very delicate, really well balanced, a classic pleasant sherry whisky ("light sherry") absolutely without any false note.
In its balance it reminds a little of the balanced perfection of good Japanese whiskys. All in all, this Springbank is frankly just too boring for me. Unfortunately, it's pretty boring. I'm a bit disappointed because I'm an absolute Springbank fan and beside some recent bottlings (eg the 12 yo Cask Strength) I also admired the old 21 year old OB from 1997 (46% with the jagged label edge). The new standard 21y OB is only a shadow of it. So I had my hope for this highly decorated 12y single cask. Unfortunately, in vain. This is unfortunately not really, because I find the 12 yo CS more interesting (yes, yes, I know is not fair, can not be compared, gentleman = 21y versus punk = 12ycs). Whatever the case may be, my mild-mannered 21y OB from 1997 is so transfigured in my memory that it does not live up to today's expectations. Anyway, this Springbank / Single Cask / 21y did not convince me. At the called price of 325 euros certainly not.