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Clynelish 14 Year Old

Delightful and straightforward

0 086

nReview by @numen

20th Oct 2012


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Nose: Very subtle smoke and sweet citrus fruit, particularly those giant incredible lemons from Sorrento. Honey and a little wax keeping the profile rather calm and not too sweet. The smoke helps here, too. With more air, the smoke subsides a bit and the fruit darkens, too. Orange and lemon are present, and now some dates appear. Cardamom and baked goods on the end of it.

Palate: Very easy on the tongue, though there is a strong bitterness approaching. The waxy lemon and honey are there, and kept in check by the bitterness - a double-edged sword here. Cereal quality, along the lines from Frosted Flakes (it's Grrrreat!). A very direct and simple flavor profile.

Finish: The length of this subsides rather quickly, but some of the smoke remains, very trace amounts, as well as a small touch of wood and those lemons (quality not quantity). I do enjoy this a lot, the flavor profile is great and to my liking, and it's put together well. Other than the abiding bitterness on the palate, that is. The finish is rather brief, too, and very simple. B, on the cusp of B+ (86)

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