CAOL ILA Over 40 Years ARTIST 10TH Anniversary S.V


Because it is a journey through time filled with memories, each more moving than the other, tasting a single malt of such a venerable age, and this is perhaps even more true for an Islay , is always exciting. It is customary to say that over time, the “old” Islays tend to see their peaty and smoky character dull in favor of the other facets of their personality. With its notes of peat and smoke which continue to assert their supremacy on an aromatic and gustatory palette which has gained in smoothness, while retaining a great deal of freshness, this Caol Ila is the exception which proves the rule. Magnificent in intensity, the dry extracts of the empty glass are a perfect illustration of this.

Single Cask n° 7709 – Hogshead
Edition limited to 125 bottles
An LMDW exclusive

Out of stock

SKU: 58067 Categories: , , , , Tag: Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 58067


Tasting Notes

Color : Topaze.

Nose : Fine, racy. Animal (leather, bacon) and powdery (ginger, rice), the first nose shows us Caol Ila with a more peaty and roasted (coffee) face than usual. Allowed to breathe, soot settles on the palate while thick smoke creates a particularly opaque screen. Suddenly, the sun appears, candied lemons, juicy pears, bouquets of heady flowers (peony, gladiolus), acacia honey, aromatic plants (verbena, sage) as well as the breath of a sea breeze irrigates an aromatic palette whose maturity is equaled only by its complexity.

Palate : Rich, substantial. The harmonious attack on the palate is at once peaty, earthy, fruity, floral, herbaceous, spicy, saline… in a word, “complete”. All these tones compete in intensity. With great nobility of expression, the mid-palate is simultaneously malty, spicy (saffron), honeyed (linden), infused (chamomile), finely chocolatey and liquorice. Very colorful, the aftertaste transports us to the middle of a field of freshly cut barley lit by the last rays of the sun.

Finish : Long, silky. At the start of the finish, savory notes of lime, vanilla flan and exotic fruits (passion, guava) respond to chocolate, liquorice, earthy and saline flavors of great beauty. Intensely smoky and slightly camphorated, the retro-olfaction is radiant with youthful spirit. Long after, blocks of dry peat, sea spray and malted and smoked barley grains escape from the empty glass.

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Weight 1.170 kg

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