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Caol Ila 2003

Overall rating
85.66/100
votes
95
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Distillers Edition
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Double Matured in Moscatel Cask Wood
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Label
C-si; 2-475
Barcode
5000281021652
Added on
02 Nov 2015 9:54 pm by Archer
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 57,23

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355 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
22
Balance
21

Tastingtags

20 Notes

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
20 Mar 2018 4:39 pm
ctu gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Sweet peat. Moscatel. Honey, caramel and grape. Camphor.

Taste

Sweet, acidic start. Unripe banana and grape. Then peat, oak and big dose of spices, especially pepper and a touch of chili.

Finish

Medium length, peaty, fruity.

Comments

Not too complex, but good value for money and easy to drink CI. The peat and the moscatel together is nice.

wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Review note
02 Mar 2018 3:06 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 82 points

bon nez,mais l'association moscatel donne un arrière goùt viné assez singulier,et nuit à la tourbe!

Weighted Rate
82
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
79
Price
78
Presentation
80
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MadScientist
Connoisseur MadScientist Review note
05 Jan 2018 8:52 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
85
wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
26 Sep 2017 10:22 pm
wisekycourse gave this whisky 82 points

Au nez,la tourbe douce caractéristique et une douceur fruitée de raisins,avec des épices!
En bouche,on sent le vin cuit,le citron et la fumée intense,les raisins et un peu de fruits exotiques!
En finale,la tourbe douce est entrelacée d'arômes citronnés et de fruits macérés

Un dram innovant,où la tourbe n'est plus aussi présente!

My Collection
KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
03 Aug 2017 9:35 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Really sweet, and peaty of course. The moscatel adds honey, grape, apple and ginger. Also a peppery note and a little dough. Later slightly farmy.

Taste

Peat. Less sweetness, but still plenty of it. 

Finish

Peat, honey and a little peach.

Comments

Compared to the 2001 edition, this one is sweeter.

Portlover
Member Senior Portlover Review note
03 Mar 2017 9:24 pm
Portlover gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.1
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
88
dRambo
Connoisseur dRambo Review note
18 Dec 2016 10:15 pm
dRambo gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.2
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
82
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
85
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Noface83
Specialist Noface83 Review note
18 Dec 2016 6:56 pm
Noface83 gave this whisky 85 points

Nase: sanfter aber medizinischer Rauch, heller Pfeffer, würziger Honig, ein leicht saure Wein-Note


Geschmack: kräftiger pfeffriger Antritt, geräucherter Speck, Zimt, Traubensüße, nach hinten hinaus eher aschig und nun mit einer deutlichen Barrique-Eichenwürze, intensiver aber kurzer Abgang mit warmer Asche und Weinsüße.

Richtig lecker und definitiv eine Alternative zum Talisker. 
Weighted Rate
84.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
88
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
80
Okto-Bull
Expert Senior Okto-Bull Tasting note
12 Dec 2016 7:36 pm
Okto-Bull gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

leicht phenolischer Rauch mit süßem, hellem Honig.

Taste

Im Geschmack ist der Rauch etwas dezenter als in der Nase. Eine schöne Süße mit einer leicht bitteren Würze ist da.Leicht trocken werdend.

Finish

Der Abgang ist eher kurz. Dafür ist der Rauch jetzt wieder etwas kräftiger. Dazu kommt ein bisschen Eiche und immer wieder blitzt eine fruchtige Süße auf.

Comments
Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
20 Nov 2016 3:32 am
Color
Amber
Nose

Direktvergleich 2002 vs. 2003: typischer, kräftiger Caol-Ila-Rauch, leicht fleischig und medizinisch, 2002 etwas frischer, 2003 etwas herber, dazu Honig, Banane, süßer Weißwein, etwas Pfeffer

Taste

nach 5 min im Glas: 2002 minimal schärfer, 2003 etwas milder, weicher, sonst keine Unterschiede: kräftiger Rauch, Speck, Grillasche, malzige Süße, Zimt, Trauben-Nuss-Schokolade, weißer Pfeffer

Finish

beide: lang, Rauch, Pfeffer, Bitterschokolade, rote Traubenschalen

Comments

Lecker, meine Lieblings-DE (ich mag Caol Ila und das Moscatel-Finish macht ihn eigen und interessant), für 55€ OK, recht stabil über die Jahrgänge.

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