N: Plenty of oak upfront with a moderate sherry presence. Lightly leathery. Faint white pepper. Light toffee. Faint almond notes.
P: Coating palate initially but seems thin real quickly. Gentle oak, hints of leather, light almond nuttiness, a touch of hazelnut as well. Hints of dark fruits that also tend to seem a bit dry. Toffee holds it together in the midrange.
F: Nice wood initially, a little chewy with a faint fig note to it. Some mint on the top end. Dries a touch bitter. White pepper and a slight bit of anise.
Certainly I'd prefer this at a higher strength, but it's a marked improvement from any official bottling I've had from Glenrothes before. B-/B