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Clynelish 1996 vW

Overall rating
86.59/100
votes
102
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

€ 89.90

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102 × member ratings

197 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 vW

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 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. Grutslurp scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Restrained sherry in a most positive manner.
    • Nose
      Dunnage warehouse, woody sherry with dried fruits, slightly nutty.
    • Taste
      Still that dried-fruits sherry stuff, then milk chocolate and waxiness.
    • Finish
      Medium with fading sherry wax.

  3. fisher scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Steven79 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. GIORGOS scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Odysseus93 scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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

  9. 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.

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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