Nose: A touch of water releases the multitude of different flavours. The initial sherry sweetness is quickly followed by the time-honoured Islay peat tang. After this opening burst of flavour, there is a smooth fruit ripeness that complements the tang of salt in the background.
Body: Rich, round and full.
Palate: The burst of peat that fills the mouth is quickly restrained by a sherry sweetness that slowly develops into spicy apple fruitiness.
Finish: Very long and warming, leaving a distinct tang of islay.