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Whisky Reviews for Crois Chill Daltain II NAS RW&W
29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.99 points
- Should I mention in advance perhaps not to be a member of the Regensburg Whisky and Wine Club? I hope not. Today, the Crois Chill Daltain number II. The Malt is, according to the announcement of the club, basically created the same recipe as the great CCD 1 from last year. Take a cuvée from different vintages of a "highly coveted Islay South Coast distillery," including distillates back to the 1970s, let's just say it's ARDBEG and ripen the malt in specially selected, old sherry casks. Sounds easy? Well, you only need a few (older) ARDBEG vintages, high-quality old sherry casks and the ability to bring the components together so that the whole thing becomes more than the sum of the parts. Very easy just ... Eye / Nose: Visually a strong, brownish tone. Nice but not spectacular. The predecessor shimmers reddish and looks a bit darker. Light soot in the nose, salt, iodine, freshly cut tobacco, great honey-like sweetness. The CCD2 unfolds very slowly in the Glencairn, increasing its volume impressively. Layer by layer, it spreads. Rest is rewarded. On the other hand, do not hate. Palate: Gorgeous strong mouthfeel. Cleanly woven alcohol. First-class start and a very complex taste. Ash smoke, hints of tar, pleasant freshness. In addition, in a harmonious combination, classic elements of dark, strong sherry storage, such as dark chocolate, leather and sweet orange marmalade. Wow! Finish / Conclusion: Eternal. At first wonderfully warm, at the end remains a sweetish-fruity-smoky aftertaste, which has a mineral and citrus-like, almost cooling effect. A dry touch remains, which gives the malt a very elegant, crowning conclusion. Simply delicious! Nothing that would cloud the picture, especially no sulfur. In summary, in comparison, Batch 1 was sweeter, berry, sherrylastiger, the phenolic Ardbegnoten less dominant. Batch 2, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. A taste not unlike that of the famous Sherry Single Casks from the 1970s or Signatory's 1967 Dark Oloroso releases. Today, as a rule, hardly any more paid pleasures. Both batches of the Crois Chill Daltain are smokers on the highest level, whereby I as old Ardbeggian the new Batch II actually still like a little bit better. Chapeau to Regensburg, very big cinema. For me in sum the best of the previous club bottlings.
- What a malt! Powerful and intense, spicy and tart wood, sea and fish, walnuts and wet wood or foliage. This malt is just great and delicious, the culmination of a wonderful Advent calendar! I like it!
Blind tasting: Even when pouring a subtle smoky and peaty aroma is noticeable. Slightly maritime hints mix with a hint of bacon, followed by grassy and "green" aromas. Slightly fishy, this whisky makes me think of the coast and the sea. The smoke and peat initially retreated almost completely. A strange mixture of citrus fruits and sweet berries rises, wooden elements are fragrant in the background. Earthy and with sawdust rests the malt in the nose before burnt almonds with orange slices. The nose is complex yet multi-layered, lemongrass and floral aromas now dissolve from the spicy wood component. Green apple and mango ....
Creamy and velvety, the malt flows over the tongue into the lower jaw. The smoky peat aroma is immediately present again and impresses with its powerful volume impression. Again sea and fish ... Tart and spicy wood tones take over the command, citrus fruits and a hint of licorice follow. Suddenly, wooden sharpness lays over the tongue, a load of white pepper heats the tongue and the palate. It is tickling and beads dance on the tongue. Powerful dominates the smoke-peat mixture, spicy and wet wood is added. Almonds and walnuts fall into the foaming sea water, a few splashes of salty sea water over the lips.
The smoke and earthy peat are slowly fading, the woody elements and old walnuts are slowly emerging. The partially glowing sharpness never seems to end, as does the peppery note. At the end of the aftertaste show harsh and dark wood tones, wet leaves and wood remain sticking long on the tongue. Still the unbelievably long and intense reverberation makes no sign that he wants to end so slowly.
- A bomb of whisky that kills you downright, not for every day, but a really great malt.
Very succinct, very strong cardamom, iodine and sherry, dark, dark, dirty sherry, camphor, fennel, cinnamon, reminiscent of dark spiced rum, nutmeg, clove, speculoos, a touch of salt, licorice, dark toffee, cherry pits, rum raisins, dates , Dark chocolate, leather, some coconut and vanilla in between, blood orange, hibiscus, hay, forest floor, BBQ
Vieeel BBQ, pure bacon, bratwurst, charred wood chips with brown, burnt sugar, clove, cumin, black pepper, everything in the nose, fine salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, nutmeg, dates, rum raisins, fresh coffee and blood orange, grapefruit steaks
BBQ, warming, ashes, dark malt, walnuts, cocoa, dry algae and forest soil, very long, extinguished only slowly
- The first one was more on the deep sherry / leathery side of things. This one however is more on the woody / tannic side. I think they used the same cask for finishing both versions, so the sherry went into the first bottling. Just guessing.. Still a very nice dram, but the first one wins for me hands down.
- i like that its not as sweet as last years version and that this has even more old style all over the place.
adding water, its just perfect as it is. south islay spirits mature
just splendid in rural upper palatinate. Kudus crazy bavarian whisky
fairy and f*ck you
wonderful iodine notes waving on top of it all, campfire in its
final stages, sherry is not to sweet and very well integrated - can you
smell the dryness?
with water, iodine still present but a slightly
tamed, much more mineral-ally, reminds me of elder-jam - old style
*rdbegish, bandages get older and if i had a car i should do an oil
this really succeeds the palate, iodine, tar,
oil, wood smoke, again the sherry is not dominant a lingers in the
background, wee honey notes and again mineral slight ashy dryness
water subdueds all above notes and it gets a bit more ashy
more iodine soaked bandages with an everlasting dryness
Ash, campfire, iodine, sea breeze, algae, smoked bacon, honey, oranges, leather and rose hip jam in the background! Very dense and extremely pleasant
Sweet, creamy, full, honey, alcohol class included, rose hip jam, smoked bacon and BBQ sauce, charred logs, cocoa, dark chocolate, orange jam, a little pepper, a hint of licorice! Delicious!
Warm, honey, smoky wood, fruity-spicy, slowly becoming dry, walnuts