The nose is quite soft and mineral. Quite fresh, even. White fruit and
hints of citrus and tangerines. Lemongrass becomes louder all the time. Some
eucalyptus and beeswax, rather typical for Clynelish. A whiff of potpourri.
Something that reminds me of the peel of a green banana. And a soft saltiness
as if from a 4 Beaufort seabreeze. Pleasant enough, while not grand. Adding
water offers some gyproc.
On the palate, it is quite alcoholic and spicy. Think pepper and cloves,
but also loads of oak. The fruit tends towards citrus again. This needs water. Diluted
some more white fruit emerges, pears in the lead. Ginger and pepper join the
The finish is long and spicy with a salty twist at the death.