best Clynelish 1997. Was about 85 EUR, but long gone, of course. Darn.
The nose is creamy
and round with loads of fruit. Stewed pears, grapefruit, passion fruit, a hint
of green banana and sugared lemon slices. Beeswax. Fir honey
makes it succulent. All very typical and oh so good.
Wonderfully sweet and
succulent on the palate. Almost fatty, in fact. All the fruit returns, but in a
wonderful marmalade. Not a lot of oak or spices, but that does not make it any
less good. On the contrary. A lot more citrus (grapefruit, lemon) than the nose
promised. Even quite zesty. Delicious!
Nice long and warm
finish that, despite the mildly drying effect, remains fruity until the last