Nose: sweet, vanilla, citrus, papaya, herbal, sage, rosemary
Palate: sweet, vanilla, honey, rosewater, spicy, white pepper, floral, heather, roses, fruit, pears, banana, citrus, pineapple, lemons
Finish: medium long, medium dry, sweet, honey, fruit, bananas, citrus, pineapple, slight marmalade like bitter
Conclusion: I am slowly becoming convinced that the blenders with Diageo know what they are doing. This blend would do just fine in a lineup of single malts and I can recommend it for the price it used to be in the shop. I certainly will look for the replacement dram, and have a one-to-one.
More info: This version is discontinued, just as the 15 year old version. It has been replaced by a No Age Statement version, called Gold Label Reserve.