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Whisky Reviews for Clynelish 1997 SV
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.62 points
- First waxy nose with discrete stewed fruit behind, and spices. He is more greedy with a little wait. First sip ultra-spicy limit too much, but from the second, it passes. Delicate and very floral final! With water, the fruits are now forward with particular fishing, a lot of freshness. The mouth is softer and caressing, fluid and it is here that the wax regains its rights, even in the final, well spiced. Enthusiasm 4/5
- With all due respect, I can not quite understand Serges execution. Nevertheless, this whisky is beautifully flavored in taste and often serves as a reference in comparisons.
- Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:
Clynelish 17 yo 1997/2015 (46%, Signatory Vintage, Un-chillfiltered Collection, casks #4624-4625, 607 bottles) Several great Clynelishes in this moderately priced series already. If you don’t always need bulls… I mean elaborate packaging by posh agencies (coke is expensive, you know), check it more often! Colour: white wine. Nose: the way it stands the course after the CS versions is pretty impressive. Smoky porridge, overripe green apples, paraffin, plasticine, seawater… Shall we call it ‘a leatherette-y Clynelish’? Mouth: but how good is this? Everything’s perfect, and it’s even got something from the countryside, like damp jumpers, or grandpa’s old tweed jacket – from when Harris Tweed was proper Harris Tweed. Love the saltiness too. Finish: quite long, salty, more meaty and herbal. What a bouillon! Comments: what’s good with this moderate strength is that you don’t need to toy with pipettes (right Ralfy, or coffee spoons). B-F-Y-B, many thanks Fabien.SGP:452 - 90 points.