Mouth: Razor sharp acidity, almost like a extremely dry bubbly blanc de blanc champagne as per the nose. But the minerality is there in the peat. Gorgeous peat bitters, licorice and salt, oysters and then guava and mango fruit from the oak, a touch of passion fruit too.
Finish: The Finish is very long despite the low abv. Mouthfeel is waxy and oily like the best Ardbegs and Clynelish's. Caol Ila really is the true connosieurs Islay malt. Very very fruity yet very peaty profile and the 43% is an interesting decision with this one. I think at higher proof it mightve been too floral and the ethanol would hide some of these enjoyable nuances. Rest in Peace Senor Samaroli and thank you for such a gift.