CAOL ILA 9 ans 2013 Antipodes Signatory Vintage


Although the single malt produced at Caol Ila is most commonly matured in bourbon casks or hogsheads, the rare sherry cask bottlings to be released have always caused a huge stir, like the outstanding Caol Ila 2012 Plume featured in the 2021 creation catalogue. With breathtaking precision and eloquence, this version’s palette of flavours and aromas begins by revealing the intense beauty of its oxidative character, before welcoming peat on stage. When it comes to flavours, the latter plays the leading role, over time developing particularly pronounced medicinal, meaty, empyreumatic and rooty dimensions.

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SKU: 62578 Categories: , , , , , , , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 62578


Tasting Notes

Colour : Orangey copper.

Nose : Refined, distinguished. On the first nose, sublime aromas of mango, apricot, bitter orange, toffee and heady florals (hyacinth, lavender) highlight the aroma palette’s oxidative temperament. Allowed to breathe, it becomes more medicinal (elastoplast, arnica), rooty (ginger, dandelion), vegetal (tobacco) and herbaceous (cut hay). Gradually, a generous peat arrives at the front of the stage.

Palate : Lively and subtle. Continuing on perfectly from the nose, the attack is at once delicately peaty, floral (iris, hyacinth) and honeyed (lime blossom, heather). The more medicinal and iodine (tincture) mid-palate reveals animal (Grisons beef) and rustic (dandelion, clover) flavours. The end of the palate then sees peat definitively gain the upper hand.

Finish : Long, rich. Continuing on in the same vein as the palate, the start of the finish is intensely peaty and smoky, with tarry, oily, chocolatey and spicy (ginger, cinnamon) flavours pairing together perfectly. The retro-nasal olfaction is at once peaty, rooty, fruity (orange, guava) and salty. The aromatic plants (chervil, lovage) that literally surge from the empty glass reinforce the culinary style of this particularly unique Caol Ila.

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Weight 1.170 kg


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