With a little water, the malt becomes a little more fruity and sherry-stressed in the nose; In the mouth he comes immediately slightly tingling, but then occurs naturally less strong and remains on the sherry flavor side. The finish is rounder, because the oak is barely present. In that sense, I would increase by half a point to 90.5; but it remains a matter of personal taste, if you add some water or not.
Immediately the Caol-Ila-smoke is present. Somewhat more sulphurous than usual and, indeed, sherry notes behind the decidedly alcoholic freshness. The longer in the glass, the fresher and more sulphurous the malt becomes.
The first appearance in the mouth is surprisingly mild and fruity. But then - the alcohol also spreads without losing fruitiness and freshness. Tingling, beautiful, very intense.
In the end, the Caol Ila remains compact, greasy and smoky, fresh as a mint, plum sweet, with some oak; now he seems a bit "youthful". Overall, a very dense finish.