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Whisky Reviews for Glengoyne 1998 MoS
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points
- sergeColour: mahogany. Very dark colour for a sherry hogshead, has it been
re-treated? Nose: not as explosively sherried as the colour would have
suggested, but still classically toffee-ish, with notes of prunes and dried
dates. Takes off after a few minutes of breathing, becoming more candied and
liqueury (big notes of Mandarine Impériale). It makes me think of some much
older sherried Glen Grants in a certain way. With water: water really brings out
the oak, with whiffs of warm planks (freshly sawn ones) and even a little fresh
putty. Gets back to raisins and caramel after a few minutes. Mouth (neat): very
rich but not heavy, concentrated but balanced, with many grapey notes as well as
some burnt chocolate cake, chestnut honey, blackcurrant liqueur, raisins,
liquorice and… more liquorice. Extremely rich, much richer than on the nose when
neat. With water: classic oloroso-type malt. Reminds me of green tea-flavoured
chocolate. Finish: long, less heavy now, rather clean, with just a little
menthol. Notes of thuya wood in the aftertaste. Comments: maybe not the most
complex Glengoyne ever but balance is already achieved in this little sherry
- Fantastic nose
and terrible finish
thick sweet, juicy & mealy sherry, wood, varnish, rowan berries, plum marmalade, some vanilla underneath (87)
Later: more vanilla, warm oak wood, also some caramel now, fruit tea, tobacco in the background. (89)
strangely mouth coating. Feels oily first of, then immediately a strange mealy feel on the palate (thick particles, maybe even sandy), taste wise there's sherry again, now with some red winey tannins, bitter wood, sour-ish dried fruits (79)
Later: vanilla, multiple dark fruits & (burnt) caramel notes comes more to the fore here as well which balances out the sour & dry/bitter notes nicely (86)
more sherry leaning towards dry now, colgate toothpaste (also similar mouthfeel at the end to toothpaste), some wood, surprisingly short apart from the alc & mealy mouthfeel, more bitter notes on top of the mouthfeel. Strange. One sip I like, the next I don't. Weird and interesting. (77)
Later: more sweeter notes which try to balance out the dry & sour. Namely some red berry mix, chocolate, slight vanilla traces & some woody spices but still the dry/sour/bitterness dominates. (85)
- Excellent balance at very young age.
rich in plum and cherry with pleasant sourness, dark grapes, sour fruits, some chocolate,
raisins, some pepper. Additionally vanilla and leather.
with a lot of sweetness, plums, cherry, raisins, cheesecake (?), then it get
dry with dark grapes in front, spices, pepper It's sweet and
warming at the same time. Strong alcoholic aromas come and go once in a while.
Long with dryness,
cherry, plums, metallic aftertaste in the back of tongue, spices.
- What a positive surprise - an outstanding young Glengoyne that can compete with the old ones from the 1970s. No sherry monster at all in my opinion - very fruity, a little alcoholic but totally pleasant. Highly recommended.
Starts warming and very fruity with notes of plums, raisins and pralines. Reminds me of Chinese plum wine - smells really beautiful. There is some sherry as well but it tries to hide in the background and is more like toffee.
Warming and rich, a little hot and alcoholic but generally fulfills the expectations from the nose with the same aromas. The sherry is now a little more obvious with notes of plum in madeira chocolate. Very tasty.
Very long with strawberry jam and a liqueur-like fruityness lingering on and on and on.
- The addition of water rounds the corners a bit and makes it pass from the sherry monster category to big sherry with a strong presence of clove ... it becomes more complex ... pleasant and perhaps less crude than nature.
Nose: Typed big sherry, rancio then after a few minutes blood oranges, plums. caramel A nice balance with alcohol.
Palate: a little drying at first, again on a strong presence of sherry, tobacco, lots of raisins, plums.
Finale: a blend of intense dark chocolate, raisins, lots of plums, pot pourri of dried fruits and the presence of oloroso sherry, caramel ... hot enough finally, which is good for the palate ...
- delicious whisky but which can not convince in all points
Pear, sprightly, strongly alcoholic, very fruity, a little peat
a bit bitter, sprightly, and a lot of grape
medium but very nice