Colour: Deep, greeny gold. Ripening plum.
Nose: Deliciously appetizing. A real depth of honey aromas, which seem to emerge in layers, as though each were extracted from a different flower. Then beeswax. Finally, a balancing flowery dryness and faint burnt-heather smokiness.
Body: Lean but silky smooth.
Palate: Very slow, sustained emergence of flavours. Firm, dryish, restrained, honey, becoming scenty. Gradually giving way to biscuity maltiness. A hint of bitter chocolate. Finally a surge of soft, oily smokiness, with some peaty dryness.
Finish: Hint of anis. Satisfying. Long.
Score: 93 points
[These tasting notes are reproduced from Michael Jackson's Malt Whisky Companion]