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Clynelish 25 year old 1993/2019 batch 19/079

Gordon & MacPhail - Connoisseurs Choice
9.0 (1)
Tasted at:
09/09/2019
Nose:
Sweet, waxy, a lot of fresh juicy fruits (yellow plums and apples, white grapes), a touch of vanilla, citrus zest, honey notes, some minerality, a bit of sour oak. Water amplifies honey and fruits, also releases some floral notes (chamomile)
Palate:
Slightly sweet, spicy (white and rose peppers), oily and slightly mineral, fruit soda, beeswax, dried apples, oatmeal with apple bites, lemon peel marmalade, quite strong oak
Finish:
Medium-long, getting dry quickly, somewhat herbal, leathery notes, fruit jam, dry tobacco and gentle slightly bitter oak
Conclusion:
Excellent bottling, mature, complex and rich. Oak is quite vivid here but it’s rather soft and well-integrated. Easy going on the full strengths, this whisky, however, tastes better diluted to 43-45%. Expensive and hard to find but definitely worth hunting.
Rating:
9.0

Clynelish 25 year old 1993/2019 batch 19/079