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Clynelish 1996 vW

Overall rating
87.04/100
votes
58
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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Tastingtags

7 Notes

LDB
Expert Junior LDB Note
19 Dec 2017 5:07 pm

Really delicious Sherry-and-wax nose. Ripe apricots and other garden fruits.

Mouthfeel is incredibly harmonious, soft and rounded.
Fruity beeswax instantly covers all cavities in the mouth.

Leaves a beautifully fruity and balanced aftertaste, with just enough
savoury notes to avoid being boring.

Comment: Nose and palate are stunning! Very well done Clynelish.

Defeatless
Expert Senior Defeatless Review note
06 Jun 2018 10:27 pm
Defeatless gave this whisky 88 points
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.
Weighted Rate
87.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
86
Price
92
Presentation
87
Corso_theRed
Expert Senior Corso_theRed Tasting note
16 May 2018 9:39 am
Corso_theRed gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Yellow gold
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. 

Comments

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.

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
06 Feb 2018 4:46 pm
ctu gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
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.

Comments

Very nice balances, but (especially) the finish is slightly thin at 46% ABV.

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
21 Jan 2018 9:44 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Beeswax, plum and candied orange.

Taste

Beeswax, candied orange and toffee.

Finish

Toffee, beeswax and blueberry.

Comments

87/88. This one is more typical Clynelish and more obviously sherry-matured than cask 8800 released by WIN before, which had that virgin oak-like trait to it.

Jean_Dubois
Member Senior Jean_Dubois Review note
03 Jan 2018 10:25 pm
Jean_Dubois gave this whisky 88 points

Heel fijne whisky voor aantrekkelijke prijs!

Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
89
Initial taste
88
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
95
Presentation
86
My Collection
André
Connoisseur André Review note
16 Dec 2017 10:54 pm
André gave this whisky 87 points

Een relatief oude clynelish. Op een refill sherry butt, welke (gelukkig) geen zware stempel op de delicate, bijna fragiele smaak heeft gedrukt. Je herkent het lichte en fruitige karakter er zeker nog wel in. Een erg fijne borrel.

Weighted Rate
87.4
Nose
84
Initial taste
88
Body
84
Finish
86
Price
100
Presentation
90
André

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