The taste is also very peaty and a bit sweet. The finish is just great. Again you get the sherry notes alongside the peat. Raisins, dates and a fatty feeling in the mouth towards the end.
As I said a lot of people hold this in high regards, and I do as well. It is a great Islay whisky and part of the Classic Malts, and the price is more than fair. I know I just got in a great Christmas mood and I will rate this 92/100 (24/22/23/23).