The dark fruity notes immediately fills your mouth. The taste is full of dried fruits and just a hint of tannins. The tobacco leaves comes forward in the finish. It is actually incredible sweet. Not in the sugary-vanilla-way, but in the sweet dark-fruit-dessert kind of way.
Balvenie clearly knows what Sherry casks to pick for these 15 year old “Single Barrels”. It has all the key elements you want in a Sherry matured whisky. I can only imagine how great this would be at cask strength! I will give 89/100 (23/22/22/22).