I did not particularly feel any aggressiveness in the mouth, unlike other tasters.
Balance and consistency are there. The finesse of the age too.
At the first nose we take a whiff of spray. We believe we are at the seaside.
Burnt charcoal, barbecue, peat, graphite: we are definitely on a Caol Ila.
The fruit is very present: mainly melon and lemon. A little pineapple and its peel.
Slightly green wood. Salicornia. Toasted almonds.
Vegetable oil, tiger balm.
In the mouth it is extremely oily.
Oily peat, fresh cut grass, hay.
Aromatic herbs, black pepper.
Salted butter caramel. Toasted almonds.
Candied lemon, apricot, melon, orange zest.
Smoke, tobacco, cigar, very light undergrowth.
Long and fresh finish on peat, camphor, eucalyptus, herbs and spray.
The fruit shows all its juice, especially the melon.