N: Reminiscent of the 30 Yr but more deep and intense. Huge. Fantastic. All sorts of stuff going on. P: Rich and chocolaty, much more peat emerges, but excessive dryness and a hint of sulfur detracts... F: Super long, super dry. This is a monster whisky for sure, but as much as I want to do it, I can't elevate it to the superstar status that the reviews and price indicate (bottles go for over $1000, so I am told). Maybe I need to try 2000 more whiskies and I'll figure out the difference between good sulfur and bad sulfur.
UPDATE: Well, it only took about 600 whiskies for me to appreciate good sulfur. So perhaps if tasted again I might rate it higher.
Nose of sweet smoke and -- BBQ pork! Some dried fruit and wine notes too. In the mouth, this is elegant, rich, and smooth. Sherry, smoke, wood, and nuts. A syrupy texture, but not taste. This is quite a dry whisky, probably too much so for my tastes. The finish is smoky, bitter, and the bbq pork flavor emerges here. A whisky you can drink at length and new characteristics continue to reveal themselves. Good but not that great.