Light in colour given the age. Beautiful oxidative fruits with some beeswax and whipped cream, then the sweet/tart/perfumed character of whitecurrant. Elegant and calm and just what you want from the nose of a venerable malt. In time, rain-soaked jasmine. With water there’s some pencil shavings and more obvious age.
There’s a new citric edge – all tangerine marmalade – but also a light soapiness. Everything is off-dry, gently savoury and a little bit oblique, which I like, but there’s also a fragility.
Short and gentle; again that soapiness.