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 a bit more complex, but nothing exciting. Vanilla oak and dry tobacco leaf in medium finish. [B/B-]