A bit earthy and salty notes with peat in the taste. Oak, grass and hay with some lemons as well in the background. Some white fruits are more noticeable in the finish, which is quite long by the way. Crisp apples and pears (not the overripe sweet kind).
This is how old Ardbeg should taste like, on so many aspects. Unfortunately, I miss a bit of complexity and oak influence after all these years. Maybe a bit higher ABV could have done the trick? Anyway, it is still a very nice dram! I will give this 89/100 (22/23/22/22).