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WARNING: NOT FOR THE BEGINNER.
Strong smoke and peat. A huge nose, like Rocky Balboa, will knock you back, but in a very good way. I love the smoke. Think of being engulfed in the BBG pit with a big strip steak. Beneath the smoke, I pick up the luscious dark fruits. I let it simmer in my mouth where the flavors explode; thy fruit, thy salt, thy alcohol. Each flavor and expression says "Here I am", kindly giving way to the next. Perfectly arranged and balanced...Beethoven is in the house! And the finish...what a long finish!!! It's like a 100 point Brunello di Montalcino (a 2001 Casanova di Neri), but longer. In 1967 Ernie Albert and ZaZa Gabor gave us "Green Acres is the place to be." In 2011, Islay is the place to be!!! I give it 99s point, in honor of The Great One.