Nose: An incredibly aromatic nose, with both age and pedigree in prominent position. The dried fruits, particularly raisin and date, then dried mango and banana. Herbal too, and very floral. There is a wonderful earthiness, and soft oak, saddle leather and cedar. An almost umami-like richness develops in the glass, with a smoked meat quality, with that earthiness, and wood oils. Just outstanding.
Palate: Rich and syrupy. So much wood integration as notes of dried berries, creamy spices, cocoa, coffee. Floral too, with a tingle of cinnamon.
Finish: Medium length and gentle, with good oak hanging on with dried fruits and feinty notes.
Overall: One of the best super aged malts we've come across, truly an exceptional dram.