Nose is distinctly sherried. Far too warm for this sort of malt. The dominance of the sherry flavor is to the point that I once remarked “If I wanted a glass of sherry, I would have poured a glass of sherry!” Young oakiness. Wood spice. The older ages are somewhat better, but I cannot understand the 89 to 91 rating that this has received from many reviewers. For a heavily-sherried malt I would choose the Glendronach 15 Sherry Cask almost any day.