Clynelish 20yr Alambic Classique 1997 Oloroso Cask #17304 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Clynelish 20yr Alambic Classique 1997 Oloroso Cask #17304

  • Distiller:

    Clynelish

  • Bottler:

    Alambic Classique

  • ABV:

    55.8%

  • Age:

    20 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled by Clynelish and bottled by Alambic Classique, this 20yr cask was matured in an Oloroso cask and bottled at cask strength, with no coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Grapefruit, honey, echinacea, cherry tart and a rich, waxy fruit character. Jammy, tart, sweet, malt forward and enticing. Plenty going on here, great balance of malt and barrel influence.

  • Taste:

    Sweet and rich, viscous on the palate with a hefty presence. Jammy, loads of lemon, orange, grapefruit, cherry and blackberry. This cornucopia pairs nicely with a faint mineral smoky, waxy lemon curd, pepper, a touch of crushed stone and oak. A touch of toffee, honey comb and maple with a powerful pepper on the back palate. Complex, powerful, nuanced, delightful.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, rich and full of character. Citrus, waxy Chenin Blanc notes, honey, pear, blackberry and cherry cordial. Lightly ashy, a touch of pepper and a long, tobacco, caramel finish.

  • Overall:

    There's nothing less than praise to be given here: this Clynelish is a juggernaut of flavor, showing a nearly perfect synthesis of base melt, wine character and tannin. I'd drink it all day if I could.

  • Score:

    9

  • By t8ke
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