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Clynelish 1996 vW

Overall rating
86.56/100
votes
95
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
08.10.1996
Bottled
02.11.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
8793
Number of bottles
623
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/665
Barcode
5021944095667
Added on
05 Dec 2017 9:56 pm by GIORGOS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,90

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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 vW

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose and palate are stunning! Very well done Clynelish.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Really delicious Sherry-and-wax nose. Ripe apricots and other garden fruits.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mouthfeel is incredibly harmonious, soft and rounded.
      Fruity beeswax instantly covers all cavities in the mouth.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Leaves a beautifully fruity and balanced aftertaste, with just enough
      savoury notes to avoid being boring.

  2. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good whisky, only the finish leaves it a point down. Original price was under €80,- retail. Don't feed the flipper (current €125,- on WB market as lowest)
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry notes are on top of this one. It reminds me of some red fruit hard candy sweets. There is also a odd flower perfume note in here. But I cannot point it straight. Yet quite a good nose though.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet, very Clynelish but with a little touch of red fruit. it is difficult to point down, but yet pleasing to me. It is soft, waxy, and sweet with subtle red fruit influences
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium- long length. A little dusty and dry. A little high in the tannins. It leaves this whisky down a bit.

  4. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Give her time to open, with a little water she will be even more beautiful.
    • Nose
      Honeydrop, raisins, leather, touch of rubber, grapefruit, tobacco, grass, barley. With water blueberries, raspberry, lime, apricot and chocolate.
    • Taste
      Pepper, oak, tobacco, nuts, cinnamon, honey, raisins, bitter chocolate, grapefruit, orange, apricot, prunes, corn biscuits, toasted bread and candied fruit.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, raisins, bitter chocolate, grapefruit, little tobacco, nuts, cinnamon, burnt bread, corn cookies and candied fruit.

  5. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful laid back - Clynelish. Flavors interact very well with each other.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Honey sweet and with the scent of freshly washed linen. Beautiful waxy notes, with hints of peaches and apricots, partially dried. Velvety soft and ingratiating.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the beginning clearly with the Clynelish DNA: wax, honey, orange, nut. Pleasant proportion of oak, mixes beautifully with the wax and honey notes. Bread dough, caramel, coffee beans. Thick and creamy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long and oily with still high wax content, roasted orange slices and almond paste.

  7. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    Mild sherry notes hit at first. But there is the typical beeswax from Clynelish too. There is a hint of fruitiness but also some pencil shavings from the cask. Taste:

    Sweet and a hint of sour. There is a tad sherry note in here, but not much. I think it is fairly balanced. The typical Clynelish hints are underneath some sherry layer. Body:

    Full and creamy

    Finish:

    Medium length. Some sherry, beeswax and hint of oak. A little peppery. Price:

    Very good priced.

    Presentation:

    Sober but decent as always with Van Wees.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The joys of refill sherry mixes well with Clynelish’s waxy-dense profile. Very harmonious indeed and yet there are surprises lurking behind a corner or two if you take your time with this. Well done and an absolute steel for the price it was released.
    • Nose
      Clynelishesque! Bees and candle wax aplenty, orange liqueurs, and soft subdued oak. A cooling sensation reminds you that there is indeed alcohol in this – I must say, this is typically Refill sherry and absolutely pleasant! Distant whiffs of engine oil or varnish, waxy honey, and bright berries – goose, overripe currant, and grapes perhaps. Dried apricots and pears, a touch of honey dew, and bags of mixed nuts (without the salt) complete the picture. 
    • Taste
      It arrives gently, yet builds up fast to a perfumed one-two punch of cherry and caramel. Lilacs, effervescent hints of vanilla, and honeyed oak. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Its drying now, with herbal tea and peppermint. 

  10. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice balances, but (especially) the finish is slightly thin at 46% ABV.
    • Nose
      Slightly phosphorous sherry. Honey, grape, apricot, waxy apple and orange peel.
    • Taste
      Refined. Candied orange peel, green apple, milk caramel, mint and oak. Ginger and white pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy and fruity.

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