that really hit the spot for me, but 155 EUR is not cheap. Luckily you can add
quite a bit of water if you want. It swims like a champ.
Beeswax, honey, candy
floss, lemon and the skin of apples. That is the nose of this Clynelish in a
nutshell. Almond shavings that turn into nougat. Softer than expected, to be
honest. Barely any spices. The alcohol level is not noticeable on the nose.
After some five minutes it really starts to smell like those wonderful Café
Noir cookies. Adding water barely makes a change.
Even on the palate,
it is not really an alcohol bomb. Well, surely it is very powerful and spicy,
but provided you sip and do not gulp, it is quite drinkable. I get more mineral
elements now as well as a truckload of citrus and sultanas. Some tonic. It
remains nicely sweet on sugar candy and some caramel. Diluted it is more
accessible, but the profile remains the same.
It lingers amazingly
long in the finish.