Nose: Very peaty right off the bat, fiery even. Lots of pluming smoke with fruit. Earthy and herbal.. Some wonderful savoury notes of Greek black olives and Foccacia bread. Definitely an Islay malt!
Palate: Very thick and tangy with sturdy slabs of warm peat. Becomes vey fruity, plummy almost, with traces of exotic spice tumbling over earthy sherry and musty citrus.
Finish: Long and punchy. Peat smoke tapering out with some carame, floral. Then an influx of soapy dryness and more than a hint of cordite as it peters out.
Overall: Watch out everyone, there's a strong contender for the Islay throne in the making.