Espresso, caramel, old leather. Oak, sweet plum, cinnamon, marjoram; Crumble cake, and then also a little dry sherry and the Glenfarclas baked apple notes, which are about 25 years old malt the standard range after some time so beautifully present. No "plum-sweet Sherry Monster" like the 1998, this is the espresso malt with caramel and leather scent. Pretty elegant, very beguiling.
Great oiliness; to the espresso with caramel and cocoa sprinkles comes a little olive oil. Followed by plum roaster with some cinnamon and marjoram, dark chocolate; intense hazelnut aroma, the oak remains in the background. A "coffee malt" of the special class. He is very great in his own way - again comes to me in 1995 the Tomatin with its nuttiness in the sense. What leads to a very artificial taste and finish for Glenrothes, which is also comparable to the "main aroma" in the nose in 1995, produces a very outstanding "time-honored traditional single-malt brilliance" at Glenfarclas.
The finale is long. After some time, cinnamon and caramel, the nuttiness and the very fine espresso notes remain. This style inspires me.
With a few drops of water: Now the malt is fruity and sherry emphasized. Even a tender mint bite shows, very interesting! The palate also produces dark fruit and sherry, without losing any of its nuttiness with cinnamon caramel. This game continues in the finish. A few drops of water bring new experiences.