Nose: Waxy initially, then apple blossom, flapjacks, some earthy peat, honey, faint hint of wet cardboard. Develops on cold porridge, wet oats and some bready notes. Enticing and perfectly balanced.
Palate: Massive, beautiful attack of spices and peat, much more prominent than on the nose. Eventually the oaty and malty notes from the nose come through - honeyed porridge, some biscuity flavours. But the pepper, muscular peat and hot chilli notes are dominant and, to be honest, you wouldn't want it any other way.
Finish: A slow fade, becoming sweeter and almost floral, though the spices and peat are still tingling on the tongue at the death.
Comment: Simply awesome. It's been a while since I had Tally 10, but it's never less than fabulous.