This was really interesting to taste side by side with the current (2012) 16yr. I found the White Horse to be memorable, complex, smooth and oily....compared to this year's 16, which next to the WH, was rough, hearty, nutty, confused. The 1990 bottle is like the older sister that attended cotillion.
Elegance has always had it's merits, but I also roughing it quite a bit. I give this bottle an edge over the current year, due to a longer finish and more complex, balanced palate.