Nose: Gentle aromas of sweet caramel and spice, hints of cooked fruit, barley wine and allspice.
Palate: Spiced palate entry with notes of dried grass and star anise. A little Seville orange marmalade, soft smoke and something vaguely coastal.
Finish: Ground almonds and black pepper. Sweet honey.
Overall: A very straight-up Bruichladdich. Lovely stuff.