The pale yellow-straw hue is typical of Bruichladdich - absolutely pure. The initial nosing passes reveal a soft malty sweetness that's accented by a dollop of sea salt. With time in the glass more floral, light peat, seaweed, and wine scents emerge to enhance the salty/malty core fragrance. A nimble, light-footed Islay bouquet whose freshness and vivacity serve it well. The palate entry is lightly peaty, grain mash sweet and just a touch salty - the midpalate impression is meatier as tangy tastes of sea breeze, unsweetened coconut and oak resin unite; the aftertaste shows a flash of spirity heat; good start.