Caol Ila 18 Years Old 43% NV

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Distillery Caol Ila
Bottler OB
Serie X
Bottled for X
Distilled date Not Specified
Bottling date 2014
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Age 18
Cask Type X
Cask Number Barcode 5000281016344
Alcohol percentage 43
Volume 0,70
Condition NO Original Container Included!
Label Perfect

Professionele reviews

Serge Valentin (87)

Would you imagine that last time I tried this neat 18 yo, that was in 2007! I feel shame…

Colour: gold.

Nose: oh this is subtle, mellow, complex and yet ‘focused’, with whiffs of copper (maybe that’s because I’ve just pictured the stills in my mind while writing the lousy intro), a working kiln, a light brine, fresh butter and then wet bark, a little moss, cider apples and just a little toffee. I guess you could describe this as ‘fresh and elegant.’ It’s only mildly smoky.

Mouth: there, the citrus fruits that were missing in the nose. Orange juice and brine with the smallest kippers and then some apple juice and a wee metallic touch again. Still very elegant, rather fruitier and softer than other Caol Ilas.

Finish: medium length. Rather lemon than oranges, a little smoked tea.

Comments: it’s gentle indeed, complex, well-mannered Islay. Probably and excellent introduction to the peated Islays, especially for wine freaks methinks. SGP:555 (how balanced is that)els

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