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05 Jan 2012

Caol Ila 1992 (Whisky Agency)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Caol Ila

And here’s the last review in our little Moody Lions series: a 19 years old Coal Ila 1992.

 

Caol Ila 1992 - TWA Moody LionsCaol Ila 19yo 1992 (50,5%, The Whisky Agency ‘Moody Lions’ 2011, ex-bourbon cask, 207 btl.)

Nose: great coastal notes (kelp, sea water), oils and a light peatiness. Superb freshness. Wet wool, a little chalk. Clean but there’s a welcome rounded almond / vanilla / buttery touch in the background which makes this nicely balanced. Hints of apples and lime. Mouth: nice attack, medium sweet, more peaty now and quite oily with a buttery / fat mouthfeel. A little iodine and lemon sweets. Smoke. Again pretty coastal with a salty edge. Trademark Caol Ila. Finish: long and still rounded. Lemon and almonds. Mint. Ashes.

One of these very good Caol Ilas (always a sure bet if you ask me), fairly rounded this time with nice hints of sweetness on top of the usual Islay elements. Very drinkable and affordable. Around € 90.

Score: 88/100

Caol Ila 1992 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-01-05

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