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Private Collection Caol Ila 1998 Claret Finish Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Caol Ila 1998 Claret Finish

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Caol Ila 1998 Claret Finish
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

80
Nose
Peat, juniper. Fruit skin, or am I being suggestible?
Palate
Very peaty. Some creamy, sweeter, nutty fruitiness coming along behind. Iron.
Finish
Saltiness reasserts the coastal identity.
Comment
The least characterful of the three Caol Ila wood finishes.

Jim Murray

70
Nose
Ripe fruit covers the peat but leaves the vanilla unscathed.
Palate
Unbelievably soft, with a hint of cherry.
Finish
No more than an echo of smoke and spice.
Comment
There are times when whiskies can be just a little too gentle....and this is one.
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