Nose: Sublime balance and clarity. Winter spice, ginger, cocoa dryness, slightly herbal. Toasted malt loaf buttered and topped with a liberal helping of Seville marmalade. Oily nuts, banana grilled with Demerara sugar and hazelnut spread. Hint of smoke.
Palate: Sherried sultana, wood tannins rise to provide balance and oomph. Thick toffee and zesty ripe orange and marmalade bubbling in a saucepan.
Finish: A little short, chocolate, syrupy, orange.
Overall: Just staggering... this is a truly complex, intense whisky.