Caol Ila 1983 Sa

Overall rating
92.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
WB81789
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Samaroli (Sa)
Vintage
1983
Bottled
06.2015
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
1461
Number of bottles
60
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
01 may 2016 11:42 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky reviews for Caol Ila 1983 Sa

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 92.00 points.

  1. SFWC scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    On the nose: lots of typical Caol Ila citrus but this one is quite floral. Floral in a good way (unlike 80's Bowmore). It is feminine and elegant, more fruits appear apples, champagne blanc de blanc like minerality, limestone yeast, limes now..the smoke not so industrial like other bottlings (which I quite like) and its so very well interwoven and balanced, more akin to 60's style Caol Ila. Samaroli had the magic touch!

    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.

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