Nose: a fairly aromatic and light-headed style. Soaked raisins, baked pears and honey. Walnuts and a little mint in the background. Flower petals and rosemary. Apricots. Too bad it also comes with a sulphury edge.
Mouth: less classic now. Still some floral, almost soapy notes, alongside (straw)berries and pink grapefruit. Light hints of chocolate, as well as some rose pepper and a fair dose of bitter notes (clove, oak juice). Some active oak as well.
Finish: medium long, peppery,This new Bladnoch is certainly not without charm. The aromatic Oloroso notes are nice, but they are disturbed by sulphury notes, oak spices and bitterness. A mixed bag.