A very fine selection by Cadenhead and a worthy anniversary bottling. I like it very much (except of the price tag)...
The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows no legs and very late fat tears. The nose is rich and complex on a honey-sweet and fruity profile (ripe bananas, peaches, apples and more).
The taste is nicely layered on sweet (barley sugars, honey), fruity and wooden flavours - all in a perfect balance. Some water opens the dram even further but be cautious not to add too much as it flattens both the nose and taste.
The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coating with a slightly drying feeling (from tannins, no wonder after 40 years in the cask) that is not unpleasant at all. The finish is long and repeats all the flavours from the palate with a minor bitter note from the woods.