First impressions 27/11/2020: Earthy, herbaceous, vegetative, and thick.
Second attempt 5/12/2020: I just can't, the finishing is so dull and stale. Have to drop the score. After being aired over a week, I'd say it has taken a turn for the worse. This is probably one of the worst Kilchoman that has been hyped up in the past 3 years. not even the Feis Ile 2019 pairs up to this in terms of how poor it performs.
Regardless, a month later will decide on its final scoring. 86 for now.
Would need more air to expand the complexities. Hence, I would return for another updated review a month later.
Lightly peated chocolate syrup, salt, pine trees, walnut, and damp soil. Spicy pepper with a hint of mint and lime.
Pepper, spiced mulled wine-like taste, chocolate, and unripened pineapples.
Coastal feels paired with earthy notes (soil, dewdrops, barnyard setting, and some hay). Light fruit notes that develop towards a medium intensity of boiled pear and apricots.
The development towards the finishing grows into charcoal, raw fire embers, and seaweed.
Dry and medium in finishing. Indeed well rounded, flavors wise, seaweed, burnt tires, light medicinal tastes, burnt plastic, musky leather tones. There's a little bit of everything, even coffee husks, roasted ham, and the tannins of plum wine.