03 Feb 2014
Clynelish 1974 (SV cask #2570)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Clynelish
It’s been a while, but you might remember my report of a legendary birthday party in Ostend. This is one of the morning-after drams. There were too many beauties for one evening, so we had a couple of “leftovers” the next day right after breakfast. Some party…
It’s a Clynelish 1974 bottled by Signatory Vintage.
Clynelish 27 yo 1974 (55,7%, Signatory Vintage 2001, cask #2570, 229 btl.)
Nose: starts waxy and mineral, a little closed even, but then moves to bags of guava. Some oranges and apples as well. Dried yellow flowers, hints of charcoal and a bit of library dust. Faint peaty notes and leather in the background. Quite great. Mouth: perfect balance of peat and fruits again. Lots of waxy and fatty notes, some frankly salty notes and hints of mustard. Fresh herbal notes. Holding the middle between Clynelish and Brora, but the fruity hints that keep coming back are fantastic. Finish: long, slightly resinous, with lingering fruits, salted liquorice and hints of pepper.
Another great 1970’s Clynelish. Waxy, peaty and slightly farmy, but showing a big fruitiness as well. Just great. Rarely seen in auctions.