First sniff; wow! This is a proper filled basket of tropical fruit. We got sweet apple, pear, apricot, tangerine, mango, coconut and peach. Then honey, vanilla, pastry and a hint of licorice and lavender. A little pepper in the back and something waxy too, reminiscent of those tropical '96 Nevis'. In the mouth; oily, a little fresher but still that big concentration of fruitiness. Mainly follows the nose with a little more pepper added and a hint of aniseed.
The finish is a little on the short side but lovely sweet. Fruits, creamy malt and some wax.
No meaty Benrinnes this time, that trait seems to shine through with the involvement of sherry casks. This is a simple yet beautiful fruitbomb with some waxiness.
Based on a sample.