Eye / nose
Optically perfect. A wonderfully rich, deep golden tone, which one would expect rather with strong caramel addition. Here, on the other hand, all nature. When pouring, despite the drinking strength, a series of large bubbles form on the edge of the glass. Strung like a string. The nose opens with fruity aromas. Sweet orange dominates without becoming really intense. Then a fine alcohol note, I'm almost a little surprised to see them after the reduction in the nose.
Also on the tongue you immediately notice the alcoholic power of the malts. I would have typed blind in a single tasting rather on 50% -52% ABV. Not quite as velvety as you are used to from distillates mostly. The taste of the orange association remains for me. Now a little sweeter. Almost a kind of nectar could be said, but would be a little high. Again, the fruity, flattering sweetness of the nose, complemented by a taste like freshly baked bread. One is not sure where the taste ends and where the finish begins. A consistently beautiful line! There are clearly less accessible specimens among old Valinches.
Finish / Conclusion
The alcoholic heat remains. The fruity basic notes turn into a dry mineral-chalky, oaky spice, which lasts for a long time, even if the malt itself has already volatilized long ago. Consistent overall package without real weaknesses in the sense of false notes. Maybe he could possibly be a touch more complex, if you want to complain at all.