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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 1990 WN
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.78 points
- Nice, balanced, peaty but not to much, great cask influence and juicy liquid. Quite some stewed fruits, some additional typical Caol Ila flavours and all so balanced. Nice one!
- Very drinkable, very balanced. Almost as if a Caol Ila was blended with another malt. Peaty, creamy, with a good mouthfeel. Very slight flavors of white fruits like pear and white peach. I would love this to be a bit bigger and have more complexity to garner more than 90 points. Still, this is very respectable.
- First a bit shy on the nose but then really starting off on the palate and in the finish - very good
Little citric, oranges, hints of honey, whiffs of peat and smoke
Little punchy, oily, citrus fruits, good sweetness, fine peat and smoke, hints of minerals, wet stones - great
Long, warm, more fruity
- The balance is there, the complexity is there. It doesn't have that certain je ne sais quoi that earlier WhiskyNerds bottlings had, but overall this is a beautiful whisky.
Sweet and savoury with a delicate, but incredible balance. Lots of little intricacies here, that interplay wonderfully well. Briny, with hints of rubber gloves, wet pebbles, and peat smoke. There's a touch of glazed barbecued steak as well. All of this coated by a thin layer of redcurrant and strawberry. Finally a touch of aniseed even.
Fairly salty and briny, with a touch of cured meat and soft peat smoke, followed by a whiff of cigar tobacco and menthol. A bit of licorice too, as well as a subtle spiciness.
Lingering menthol and subtle peat smoke, and finally a touch of orchard fruits. Medium to long.