Tasting Notes by WhiskyFacile.com (April 3, 2015):
Nose: the barrel is not really inactive, but the distillate Clynelish not let himself ensnared and tame easily ... After the first obvious barriers alcoholic (nail polish remover), stands a wonderful aroma, between the caramel / tarte tatin / mon cheri / panettone , and notes even more fruit (dried figs and raisins, prunes and apples, strawberries). A sense of pipe tobacco, very crisp. But here is the distillate (from I spread, showing his talk! - Is a quote for the chosen few) with its lead ore, with points clear of beeswax, candle strawberry, honey, something 'old books' , damp paper ... Very good. With water, adding a note of fresh flowers really delicious.Palate: still, not hiding at all grading, which indeed it does feel a bit 'too. Sticks on a wax sensational and enchanting, beeswax, propolis, brown sugar, honey and sherry bitter ... A very cool, for the rest, with the sweetness that widens for a moment but then closes all the sull'amaro malt (biscuits), the orange zest. Toffee, raisins. Chinotto. After a while ', creme caramel. Dried figs growing. Less complex than the nose but very enjoyable. With water opens a bit 'on the sweetness with notes of toffee, honey and caramel more enveloping.Final: long and persistent, more sull'amaro of malt and caramel (toasty) than on the fruity sweetness (however this: citrus, figs). A pit of wax and propolis.Comments: Very good, very Clynelish, in its most linear and 'modern'. If the palate showed more muscle we would be talking of a champion, but perhaps at that stage lacks a bit of fullness and complexity: only this keeps it under 90 points in our notebook, and stopping to 89/100, however we would like to make it clear which is an excellent bottle. Chapeau to Adelphi, it never disappoints.