This is bottled in 2016 from first fill Oloroso Sherry casks. Loads of marzipan and almonds. Not much Sherry influence at first in the smell, but as it gets time in the glass, it starts to open up, and the fruity flavours comes forward. Still classic Glenlivet though, smooth and clean.
First in the taste I get nuts and spices. Almonds and hazelnuts with light dried fruits on the side. Some chocolate comes forward in the finish alongside some gentle red fruits. It never comes all the way to the heavy dried fruits though...
It is a funny feeling how the Sherry influence never really sets in. It is close all the way, but it never comes in full effect. Still a nice dram, but either it ain´t to old, or the casks are too poor. I will give this 85/100 (21/21/22/21).