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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1996 SV
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.67 points
Citrus and smoked
high salinity, mineral, beautiful structure and incredible sweetness
- A Clynelish who does the job without being transcendent.
Sweet almond, frangipane, some fresh fruits, pear, peach, plum .... then some vegetal notes arrive on the end.
Light in the mouth, there are spices and wax.
A finish of medium length very woody, spicy and waxy.
- Tasted blind
Creamy, frangipane, discreet fruits. Here, a little note of grapefruit. On the palate, both supple and thick, we find this creamy side with sweet spices that accompanies it. The reduction is perfectly mastered. Persistent final.
- Blind Tasting
Leicht. Zitronensorbet. Weißwein, helle Trauben, Stachelbeeren. Bienenwachs. Gartenkräuter, Sommerblumen.
Bienenwachs und etwas Senf. Etwas dünn. Leicht mineralisch und trocken.
- Clynelish 1996/2015 SV Refill Sherry Butt 6512 WID: 68217
Nose: Lemon and sweet green apple, maybe some thyme, some wood and slightly cooling mint.
Taste: Watery, apple, apple and apple. It takes a few seconds to get some woody taste.
Finish: Instantly season spices, dry and become slightly stronger. Then they fade pretty soon. A few apple peels are left behind. Slight impression of smoke, which probably comes from the wood. Although warming, but rather only medium.
Conclusion: In my mouth somehow too little happens here. Easy to drink. Blind, I would probably have estimated him a few years younger.