great typical Clynelish nose from the bourbon barrel. Fresh, sweet and sour green apples, citrus aromas, wax, vanilla, oak, flowers and a beautiful mineral note - everything as it should be. The alcohol comes through a little, but is generally well integrated.
Something slightly nutty, and also slightly salty and oily. It smells kind of creamy, let's see if that is confirmed in the taste. Now a fresh note emerges, light mint and still light acidity from the apples and citrus fruits. Nice complexity, goes a little from young to old and back and forth.
Good strength, light alcohol but well integrated. Immediately mineral and waxy, immediately oily too. The distillery comes through from the bourbon barrel. Some bitter oak, some salt. More on the oily-maritime side instead of the fruity from the nose. Wood, more oak, tart and spicy, with a slightly fresh flavor, walnuts and an oily consistency. Dry mineral aromas can already be seen, and then slowly the sweet and sour apples and citrus fruits appear again. A typical Clynelish as he is in the book and how I love him.
The tart oak and slightly bitter and sour fruitiness remain in the mouth for a long time. A little pepper on the palate and on the edge of the tongue. Mineral, slightly waxy. Hardly any more sweet, tart, spicy, oily, slightly sour, slightly bitter and, above all, minerally again.
A typical strong Clynelish from the Bourbon barrel. that's how it has to be, that's how it should be, and that's how it hopefully will be in the future too.
N-90, T-89, F-88 for very good 89 points.