Complete review with info and photos: https://dramned.blog/2017/09/17/glen-elgin-2008-amarone-finish-46/
In the glass, it shines in a rich coppery brown with a clear stitch in the red-orange, and the dark color you expect the same typical strong sherry notes. But this one does not present itself as opulent and powerful as its predecessors. At first slightly waxy and closed, as I know it from some Deanston. After some time in the glass, a sweet nutty spice with lots of dark Demerara sugar, salivating orange zest, sweetened grapefruit, sweet vanilla, Amarena cherries, cooked sour berry compote, sweet pipe tobacco and roasted hazelnuts. The barrel makes itself felt by harmoniously integrated oak notes. Alcohol does not bother at any time.
If the nose was still reserved at the beginning, it starts immediately on the palate, a very nice fruity sweetness with lots of caramel and vanilla laps the tongue, I have sugared strawberries and cherries, raisins, dark ripe berry fruits and soft prunes - so typical of Amarone. Ripe juicy citrus fruits make the salivary glands to arable and the acidity of the wine makes for a slight tingling sensation on the tongue. It is underlaid with beautiful strong tannins from the wine barrel, sweet and tart tobacco notes and clear oak. Everything is very strong and fat and balanced.
The mid-length finish leaves a subtle blend of cherries and berries, a beautiful malty spice, some tobacco and a very slight touch of anise, cinnamon and cloves.