Nose: The opening is a combination of peat smoke, bracken, leather, tobacco and waves. This develops into toffee and nutty notes from the oak.
Palate: The Grand Cru Sauterne flavours of pear syrup, plump bursting grapes, guava, passion fruits and cantaloupe come through on the palate with a dusting of icing sugar.
Finish: Peat and smoke with the sweet notes leading the way through the finish.
Overall: An interesting idea that has produced a well-executed, balanced Bruichladdich.