Atypically consistent example from Clynelish.
Malts of Scotland
1996, 12 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Nose: Odd, slightly ‘off’ nose akin to garden compost, wet coal and slight touch of grease/wax. Water makes it chewier and more toffee like.
Palate: Distinct improvement, mixing of dry spice, brazil nut, concentrated fruits. Needs water to soften the impact and allow scented candle flavours to develop: lavender, cherry, cassis.
Finish: Toasty. Medium-length.
Comment: Atypically consistent example from Clynelish.
Nose: Fungal, herbal. Perfumy, complex. A rich aromatic display. Hazelnut toffee.
Palate: Smooth and clean.Sweet maltiness teamed with a pleasant fresh mintiness. Apricot in the back.Then spices tease the tongue.Ginger, espelette chilli.
Finish: Dry, with a sweet macadamia after taste.
Comment: A pleasant dram, well balanced and rich. To suit salmon sushi.
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