Clynelish (Douglas Laing) - Old Malt Cask, 1972 - 30 y.o. - 50,0%
3F: 3E: 85/100

Clynelish Old Malt Cask, 1972

Douglas Laing
30 years
Old malt cask
Bottle details:
distillation: 1/11/1972 bottling: 1/07/2006
cask nr:14747
/126 bottles
price class:

3 notes disponibles en français

Jean-Marie Putz

Quite a fresh nose, mixing fruity notes (banana, green apple) to cut grass flavours. A slight tingling probably due to alcohol percentage is detected without being annoying.
In the palate, the fruity side dominates first and is rapidly followed by some light chocolate notes, and here too alcohol is quite present. A little bit more annoying in the palate than it was at the first nosing. Things get OK after adding a drop of water.
Lingering and pleasant finish, still hesitating between fruit smoothness and this fresh acidity which was detected at the nose and in the mouth.


Jean-Marie Putz

A very pleasant nose marked by spices (pepper), remaining amazingly fresh, with nice citrus touches and a soupçon of smoke behind all those impressions. A very nice presence anyway.
In the mouth, farm notes, just like "drinking some hay". A refined woody bitterness, allied to malty hints on a background of light smoke give the whole a nice complexity, even if a broader taste palate could be expected.
The finish is quite long, without any exageration however, marked by a light bitterness and an undeniable presence of alcohol, prolonging pleasantly the mouth sensations.

Jean-Marie Putz

A nice floral nose with nice peppery and spicy notes. A touch of mint or cut grass gives it a fresh turn.
Freshness is also the first feeling in the palate, quickly followed by an explosion of fragrances, the one more pleasant than the other. Ripe fruit, a light bitterness a touch of eucalyptus.
The finish is fresh and lingering, and a mentholated and fruity (unripe fruit) prolongs the pleasure for long minutes.