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Whisky Reviews for Caol Ila 2002 V&M
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points
- Note by WhiskyfunCaol Ila 14 yo 2002/2016 (50.7%, Valinch & Mallet, sherry hogshead, cask #16-242, 322 bottles)Caol Ila 14 yo 2002/2016 (50.7%, Valinch & Mallet, sherry hogshead, cask #16-242, 322 bottles) Four stars and a half The darker of them all, and perhaps the most mature, let’s see… Colour: gold. Nose: niiice! It’s got more sour fruits, ale, cider, sooty seawater, and also walnuts, fino-style, as well as a wee medicinal side. Iodine and bandages. Right up my alley, so far. With water: broken branches and almond peelings, seaweed, and a spoonful of miso soup. Nah, you may drop the tofu. Mouth (neat): quite big and very excellent. More oak impact, obviously, but this mustardy and coastal arrival is just perfect. Where are the oysters, Nestor? Some further-fortified Manzanilla of some sort? With water: wonderful, it never got sweetish. Lemon zests, smoked almonds, oysters (thank you Nestor)… And just wee traces of tiny oak shavings. Finish: rather long, walnutty and mustardy, with Seville oranges in the aftertaste. Comments: super good, we’re bordering total perfection (I know, a pleonasm but we’ve done much worse, haven’t we.) SGP:366 - 89 points.
- Really good. Dread the day it will be gone.
- Grilled ham, smoked, with a nice big malt behind, draped with sherry. In the mouth, smoked, corpulent as it should be, quite sweet too but not too much. Alcohol well integrated. Completely consistent with what is expected of him: very qualitative!
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