Nose: Smoke and spice waft up, with apples, pear drops and a subtle mint note.
Palate: Complex and rewarding, it begins with the fruit sweetness of oranges, apples and bananas. This is followed by oak spices, warming up the palate for the smoky vanilla that comes afterwards.
Finish: The finish lasts and lasts. The apple notes continue to linger.
Overall: The 1969 vintage Balblair is simply incredible. It's the type of dram you spend hours thinking about afterwards.