Harvest gold /topaz / autumnal color; Impeccable purity.
I'm stunned at the vibrant, assertive pruny /figgy opening aroma that's a dead ringer for Christmas-season fruitcake or mince pies; following additional air contact the fruit perfume adds notes of walnut, chestnut, nutmeg and paraffin - the youthfulness of this bouquet is beguiling and admirable.
Entry is vividly fruity /nutty and rife with full-fledged tastes of orange zest, cherries, black tea and chocolate. Finishes with all the verve and panache of a whisky half its age. One of the two or three finest 40-year-old or older malts I've ever reviewed, period.