From Serge Valentin (whiskyfun.com)
NOSE: starts a little varnishy, in a good way, and unfolds on a fruit salad covered with custard. Very nice whiffs of old cellar and damp wood, that adds more dimension. Once again, some flowers are playing above all that, such as lilac again, lilies, dandelions… With water: perfect! More complexity, blond cigarettes, teas, eucalyptus leaves… It loves water – a mystery after the 1991.
PALATE: totally in the style of Claxton’s 1991. Tinned fruits and pepper, Weetabix, peaches, and pepper. Nothing is not to be liked. With water: and once again water opens new doors. Pastries, fudge, and even these small biscuits they have in Switzerland, called Läckerli.
FINISH: medium, a little spicier, more towards speculoos. The aftertaste is a notch bitterish, which makes it lose one point. 87 points.