Nose: Round and complex with a gentle development of floral honey. Nutty and oily with allspice aplenty.
Palate: Warming and rich. A sweet honey develops, vanilla, a hint of cigar leaf with nutty Sherry and a faint hint of smoke or malty peat.
Finish: The finish is long and honeyed, subtly fading away with floral and fruity hints.
Overall: A rich, complex and quite beautiful Balvenie.