Color: Rich Gold. Nose: Vanilla with hints of ginger, dried fruits, sherry sweetness and wood smoke. Palate: Deliciously smooth, with rich dried fruits and sherry, balanced with wood smoke and spice. Finish: Sweet toffee, dried fruits, lingering wood smoke and spice
|90-95 points Wine Enthusiast
The initial aromais sweetish, winey and oaky; aeration allows the aroma to expand to include marzipan, treacle, molasses, honey, vanilla bean, cinnamon and cocoa butter. The palate entry is sweet, creamy and assertive; at midpalate the flavor becomes intensely nutty, buttery and bacon fat-like, with the beginnings of rancio. Remains one of Speyside's standard-bearer 12 year olds.