Yes, this nose says it all the first time you sniff - waxy, green apple, citrus fruits, honey, light tropical fruits. It is clear that the teaspooned Clynelish is actually hidden here. Gentle, balanced, the alcohol is perfectly integrated - but still has enough strength in the smell. The nose reminds me a little of the standard 14 Clynelish but also of my beloved Wemyss Tropical Scented Candle - these tropical, overripe fruits come more and more the longer the dram is in the air. Icing sugar and light vanilla, but then again full of beeswax, candle making and the tropical fruits - now almost dominant.
Complex, tasty, worthy of its age - this is a really successful start!
Very gently, you could almost say there is a lack of strength. Smooth, waxy, oily mouthfeel. A little less sweet, more dry and tart. The tropical fruits are there, but no longer as sugar-sweet as they are hidden behind a bit of oak. Some caramel, freshly cut wood and slightly salty. Above all, the feeling is waxy, the taste is not so strong here. Blindly reminds of a refill sherry barrel ... breakfast cereal?
Rather short, but then a waxy, slightly bitter layer remains in the mouth, which then remains for a long time. Still much less sweet than the nose, but interesting and, as in the taste, perfectly integrated alcohol, smooth but not too weak. Rather subtle, but there are many flavors to be found and they are also good. Furthermore cereals and oak, light vanilla and then some beeswax.
It starts off strong, the nose is top notch, the taste is also delicious but unfortunately no longer dominated by the tropical fruits that I like so much. The nose could have hoped for a little more, but if you forget the nose, the taste and finish are on a high, tasty level. Great paints, of course a hit for the price! PLV excellent!
N-92, T-90, F-89 for very good 90 points
Edit: more time in the glass - more cool. More tropical fruits everywhere!
N-92, T-91, F-91-92 total