Clynelish 2004 MaSa Expression

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Masam (MaSa)
Calculated age
14 years old
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Under the personal supervision of Maryse Accorsi
Added on
12 jun 2018 6:45 pm by Zjrohm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 590.00

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52 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Clynelish 2004 MaSa Expression

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.48 points.

  1. Luigisim scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great and unusual Clynelish
    • Nose
      89 89
      Peach and yellow fruit, needs a but to open up
    • Taste
      91 91
      Smooth and extremely quaffable
    • Finish
      90 90
      Tender and gentle

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  3. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Extremely well-made Clynelish, thick and oily mouthfeel makes you screaming for more.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. DoctorRockter scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    light color, white gold, slightly drained nose, shortcrust pastry, custard, biscuits and vanilla , a smell of peat ( maybe they used ex brora cask ?)and the typical distillery wax
    palate: alcohol well attenuated, lemon peel, cedar, lemon biscuits, with water a hidden salinity emerges, a vague taste of peat, licorice root and ginger, slightly spicy, still a lot of wax. The final is a bit short, but the smell after you've drank is typical waxy
    overall good, really good, a little expensive but i paid 200 € ( price on secondary market around 500 €) but great whisky

  5. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. vk666 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    Are you ready for a legendary bottling? A future classic? Samaroli is already legendary, of course, but the 340 bottles of this special release ‘from Silvano’s collection’ which appeared two years ago are long gone by now. On the secondhand market (read: auction) this is sold for big money. Silvano Sigfirdo Samarli, born in 1939, passed away in 2017 but his widow Maryse Accorsi continues the tradition of bottling single casks at cask strength. That is why the label proudly states ‘under the personal supervision of Maryse Accorsi’.

    The nose is beautifully waxy and shows lots of fruitiness in the guise of apples, pears, pineapple and peach, but also oat meal and milk chocolate. Something floral and honey kick in. Yuzu? Almond shavings? It is a bit elusive on the nose in all honesty. If you add a bit of water, you suddenly get lots of citrus fruit, but also something that reminds me of aspirin.

    On the palate it is quite waxy as well with a big bitterness of quinine, tannins and grape piths. White pepper makes it a touch piquant, while melon joins the white fruit from the nose. This is all wonderfully balanced. But I must confess that it does not really rock my boat. With water it becomes softer (doh!), but also more creamy. The palate turns a bit candylike on pineapple cubes.

    The finish is impressive, I must admit. Very long, fruity, warming and satisfying. And with some added water it becomes even more waxy, as if I have some candle wax in my mouth.

    I fear i may have spoken too soon. This is a good Clynelish, surely, but not an absolute stunner as I am used to from the period 1995-1996. Still very good and even a tad better with a bit of water.

  8. jeffrey530 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Nosing of peaches, berries with a hint of yuzu is simply spectacular

    Smooth, complex, state of the art

  9. EbbaBosch did not rate this whisky Newbie

    Peach and a little dark yellow fruit, smooth and long finish. This is good Clynelish from Samaroli.

  10. vlad78 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Very good whisky, very fresh.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Fruits, apple, mango and orange
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet fruits, candy and chocolate cream
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweet and fruity aftertaste

  11. aby did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    selected by Pepi Mongiardino (Moon Import) & Maryse Accorsi from Silvano's Collection.

  12. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very young

  13. scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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    ethereal, strong, young, but tasty

  14. Varrek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Very swat, alcohol not so noticeable for that proof
    Melon, honey, pears.
    Long finish. Like it

  15. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Chocolate wax pineapple oatmeal, honey, pear and citrus, a very elegant liquid

  16. Razr did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    I always thought that most of the samaroli bottlings were overpriced.
    I tasted this bottle at a tasting event and I was impressed. My opinion about Samaroli bottlings is totally overturned in some cases, like this one. Incredibly transparent color, it seems almost unbelievable that so many scents can be concentrated in it looking at the color.
    Chocolate, wax, vanilla, leather, floral scents .. all well balanced. A constant evolution in the glass. I recommend adding a few drops of distilled water, you will be surprised.
    Incredibly long finish.
    • Nose
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    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      97 97

  17. Gotan scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  18. Simo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87


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