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Have acquired this bottle as a less peated companion to my Islay malts and upon good reviews. At initial bottle opening, there's a smell of furniture laqueer that fades out within a few minutes. Very malty with hints of fruits and peat. First tasting expectedly found aromas quite muted with big malt presence and light peat throughout. Velvety mouth feel. After a few hours it starts to unveil itself a little, fruits being more present, so does the oak's warm aroma. Almost evolving sip after sip. So far, I've had quite a good moment with this pleasing malt. I can't wait to taste the result after letting it breathe in its bottle for a few months. Also I wouldn't expect something put to rest for 12 years to awake all of a sudden.