tasted your clynelish 1993 single cask,57% bottle N°195
Lots of coconut. Tickly
sensation. Very fresh. Lemon pulp. Needs a good deal of oxydation. With
time, more fruity aromas emerge. Quiet citrussy. Tangerine juice.Pear
Sherbety, tickling. pear
drop again. Quickly develops on spices (pepper). The same freshness as
on the nose.
In the same mood as
nose and palate. citrussy and spicy.
Good balance, not a lot
of complexity though. needs to be tamed with a dash of water. And asks
to be waited for.
Martine Nouet -
Unica giornalista in
Francia a scrivere esclusivamente di cibo e alcolici. Contribuisce
regolarmente a " Whisky Magazine ", di cui è consulente editoriale per
la versione francese.
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(57%, Gordon & MacPhail Reserve for Glu Glu 2000, cask #1993, 282
Glu 2000 is an Italian whisky club – funny name, congrats!
white wine. Nose:
starts quite grainy – in a very nice way – with notes of toasted bread,
ashes and vanilla crème.
It gets then rather smoky, with notes of hot paraffin and a rather nice
sweet’n’sourness with whiffs of Provence herbs (mostly thyme and
rosemary) and tepid butter plus traces of menthol.
Not fabulously complex but certainly flawless and very enjoyable. I like
we have a very, very sweet and playful attack, with something slightly
rubbery, pineapple juice and coconut milk, fruit liquors (quite some
blue curacao) and marshmallows.
Certainly fruitier and sweeter than the usual Clynelishes, with no
smokiness or ‘coastality’ this time but, indeed, a certain waxiness.
Develops on Tia Maria liqueur, Parfait Amour, Turkish delights, dried
bitter oranges, with something a little hot on the tongue, and a long,
slightly spirity and quite orangey finish. Buono!
(and thanks Jean-Marc)
Maniacs" Serge Valentin -Turckheim,