Nose - Still on cake notes, hot buttered toast and a little lemon and a few cheese notes (in a good way)
Palate - The sweetness has faded a little and the peat is more pronounced and the water has releases some sherbet fizz.
Finish - Quite long, still smooth and touches of lemon.
By far the best Caol Ila I have had because it is so light and fresh. This is more than a match for most if not all Port Ellen and puts the likes of all the Ardbegs I have tried to shame.
I can see why the Malt Maniacs rated this so highly.
Excellent stuff, but far too expensive now, glad I got it when I did.
This note from sample saved from full bottle years previously.
Wow that is good, so fresh and clean but with a recognisable sweetness.
Bubble gum sweetness, freshly baked croissants just out the oven, lemon, lime, moist light Jam sponge cake.
There is also brine, washed up seaweed and sweet smoke.
Massive blast of sweetness mixed in with peat initially, sweet pastry, honeycomb, very sweet toffee.
Full bodied and quite thick but so restrained with it.
Very smooth sweet, slight caramel and more lime than lemon with a little salt.
Right at the end there are a few chalky notes which detracts