To me, this bourbon does not epitomize full-flavored bourbons

I would tend to agree there. If you want a full flavored bourbon, get something by Wild Turkey (Like Russells Reserve) or Brown Forman (and Old Forester Product) or maybe some Old Grand Dad. Blanton's, to me, epitomizes the smooth, "sophisticated" pour, a true sippin whiskey.

Juct my $0.02
Tom C