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Caol Ila 12 Year Old

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@GT2Review by @GT2

17th Aug 2011

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    87

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Appearance: Chardonnay with insane leg structure created by a swirl.

Nose: Baked cinnamon pears, lemon pound cake, lots of spiced orange peel. Sort of like Ardbeg where "smoke" is really not a part of the nose as much as more complex and delicate flavors. Letting it sit, you get barbecue meats, salty ribs, honey barbecue, and hints of iodine. Really nice start here.

Taste: Thank the lord, no alcohol warming even when neat with lots of honey, earth, dried orange, tangerine, and black pepper. Very bright all around but soft beckoning for you to spend time to learn of its complexities: salty earth, mild nori/seaweed, thick honey, and many others.

Palate: Very thick, like heated up orange blossom honey. Yum.

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