Ce jour les notes de dégustation de Serge:
Clynelish 36 yo 1972/2009 (59.4%, Gordon & MacPhail for LMdW, refill sherry hogshead, cask #14301, 197 bottles) Colour: gold. Nose: this new one is probably less balanced than the 1971, but also more spectacular even if not really easy-easy. Starts on slightly overripe oranges and passion fruits plus a very distinct muskiness and even hints of foundation cream (or something like that). Also a lot of honey and beeswax, whiffs of peat and a rather unusual floweriness, a little heady. Lily? With water: wowowow! A whole beehive. Stunning. Mouth (neat): yes! Perfect attack, closer to the 1971 in style, that is to say spicy, even a tad oriental (reminds me of some Indian spice mix) and rather peatier than the ‘average’ 1972 Clynelish (but how ‘average’ can a 1972 Clynelish be?) Lemon juice, a certain greenness (rhubarb, sorrel, grass) and the expected waxy/honeyed combo. With water: fruitier, more honeyed, more ‘1972 Clynelish’ but there’s still quite some peat. Maybe not as ‘wowowow’ as on the nose. Say wowow (!Enough with that! -Ed.). Finish: long and firmer, more on pepper and ginger. Definitely spicier and beautifully so. Bitter almonds and pu-erh tea in the aftertaste. Comments: another one that goes in many directions. At least three whiskies in one here! And I did not know that G&M had 1972 Clynelishes… SGP:652 - 92 points.
J'ai confondu Clynelish & Longmorn (probablement question d'étiquettes identiques !), en revanche même si je n'ai pas tout à fait la même lecture de ce Clynelish que Serge, nous sommes d'accord quant à la "note"
piazzolla a écrit :Le Book of Kells que j'ai gouté un peu (trop) rapidement est peut être quand même un peu en dessous. Je dirais 92 pour ma part ....