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Private Collection Caol Ila 1990 Port Wood Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Caol Ila 1990 Port Wood Finish

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Caol Ila 1990 Port Wood Finish
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1990
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
All good spirit merchants

Michael Jackson

85
Nose
Dry, fruity, salty.
Palate
Instant salt and pepper, against firm, hard toffee, malt background.
Finish
The Port arrives late. Fruity and winey. It struggles with the junipery, orris-like, characteristics of Caol Ila.
Comment
No contest, the Inner Hebrides quickly overwhelms the Duoro.

Dave Broom

82
Nose
Charred, smoky notes: smoked meat, hot dry bracken, redcurrant and haddock. Sweet lift.
Palate
Good attack. The sweet fruit sits on the tongue, the smoke hanging above. A hint of berry fruits before the smoky bacon returns.
Finish
Long. Smokehouse. Subtle sweetness.
Comment
This works. The Port gives a new spin to the distillery character without swamping it.
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