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Private Collection Caol Ila 1998 Calvados Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Caol Ila 1998 Calvados

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Caol Ila 1998 Calvados
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Vintage
1988
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Caol Ila Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Limited worldwide

Michael Jackson

82
Nose
Apples? Apple skins perhaps.
Palate
Tannin. Apple. Toffee. Vanilla. Sulphur.
Finish
Whisky wins convincingly against the Calvados, but it's still a very interesting struggle.
Comment
The Calvados character is almost overwhelming but Caol Ila comes surging through in the finish.

Jim Murray

72
Nose
Sharp burst of flighty peat, etheric apple based fruitness.
Palate
Lively and fresh.
Finish
Thin despite a hint of spice and surprisingly short for a Caol Ila.
Comment
A highly unusual Caol Ila mysteriously lacking in complexity.
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