NOSE : Expressive, grassy. Dry hay. Huge puff of black pepper followed by sweeter notes. Cider apples cooked in honey. Beeswax. Touch of cedar.
PALATE : Round, oily, sweet and malty. Toasted nuts. Stewed apples. Less spicy than the nose. Good balance.
FINISH : A bit evanescent but enjoyable.
COMMENT : Definitely Speyside. Elegant interplay between fruit and malt.