Nose of strong vanilla and caramel, oranges, very Dalmore. The palate delivers on all that as you might expect, and woah, it's really syrupy! In both taste and texture -- syrup. Yet the sweetness is restrained, not overly syrupy-sweet. Enjoyable stuff, that nose is killer.
N: Plum sauce, rich wood, sweet fruit, then some farmy notes and burnt hair (the good kind), creme brulee. Very complex exciting nose. P: Moderately oily, a flourish of spice initally but then the gamey sherry takes over. F: Very long with nicely balanced sweetness with dryer oaky notes, and just a whisp of cocoa.
t: soft spice, gentle oak, black raisin, and dense prune. The body of this is just too thin (i.e. softer version of the 18). It is nice and more complex, but nothing exciting. Vanilla oak and dry tobacco leaf in medium finish.