Very young roughness, first thing that comes to mind is rubber and gym lockers. It has something soapy, combined with rosemary. I left it open for a while, warming up and breathing, in the hope that would help a bit. But it sadly did not. It is a sweet nose, some citrus, vanilla, raisins and some grapes.
Again rough notes. Citrus and some orchard fruits. Fruity and sweet. Vanilla and almost floral notes…
Not a very long, but sugary sweet finish
6 out of 10. Many people are very fond of Mortlach. Have had a 14 yo of the Maltman earlier, and that one was also not so, but also had two independed bottlers who were very nice. Those two made me look out more for Mortlach, but the latest ones tasted make me doubt it. Looking at the details of the different bottles I think it is the Refill Sherry Hogshead on the Exclusive Malts bottling that made the difference, to make a better balance. Something to look into, and find me some more of the Mortlach bottlings combined with Sherry.