Colour: AmberBody: Medium
Nose: Takes me back to the decades tour at Glenfarclas. The Sherry here is pretty classy, raisin, fresh cherry, leather, there's a little medicinal/soap note that I normally get from older Glenfarclas, and a subtle meaty-ness, orange, pommegranate, flowers at your newly made bed in the hospital, quite crisp and fresh for 40! Oh, how did I forget to mention good quality coffee, almond and marzipan, Ameretto, marzipan log and sugared almonds. And honey. And old liqueurs. And old cupboards with spices boxes in them.
Taste: Sweet at first, a little thin but builds, the whole is a bit shy to start, and then its building with spice, oak and swells of sweetness. Giving this one time in the mouth is crucial. Fantastic strawberry fruit pastille (the red ones), leather, some orange peel and subtle floral tones. I wouldn't say its over oaked but its just lost a little too much of the strength. Chewy texture but not as complex as the nose.
Finish: Very Long/Long length. Sweetness stays with a little strawberry then darker and darker (but losing power) with the oak, chocolate, orange and leather staying and staying.
Notes: Bottled early 2018 at 40yo. Pretty stunning stuff, particularly the nose, its just lost a little too much of the strength after all those years.