The initial sniffs after the pour reveal supple, buttery, and piney aromas; more time allows a pleasant fruitiness to appear along with traces of vanilla and cedar. Palate entry is honey sweet and silky; by midpalate the backbone flavors are clearly the sweet grain andvanilla bean. Concludes warmly in the throat. An extremely pleasant malt. Best Buy.
90-95 points, Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2004)