Overall rating
92.34/100
votes
210
Whiskybase ID
WB110350
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Ten Years TWA
Vintage
1973
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Butt
Strength
48.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17/05021 12.05.17
Added on
09 apr 2018 9:58 pm by RoyalScotsman
Uncolored

Average value

€ 1250.00

141 × in wishlist

210 × member ratings

255 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Speyside Region 1973 TWA

39 users have left 43 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.34 points.

  1. whiskydramo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mangos, banana peel and passion fruits. Pomelo peel, tree leaves, resin and some black pepper, typical Fino matured Speyside 1973. More and more yellow pomelo flesh after a while in the glass.
    • Taste
      Refreshing and fruity, passion fruits and carabao mangos. Then sweet oranges, hay and finished with enjoyable pomelo peels
    • Finish
      Lots of pomelos, honey water-cress, a wave of passion fruits, vanilla and ended with a bit of pith.

  2. whiskydramo did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Mangos, banana peel and passion fruits. Pomelo peel, tree leaves, resin and some black pepper, typical Fino matured Speyside 1973. More and more yellow pomelo flesh after a while in the glass.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Refreshing and fruity, passion fruits and carabao mangos. Then sweet oranges, hay and finished with nice pomelo peel
    • Finish
      91 91
      Lots of pomelo, honey water-cress, a wave of passion fruits, vanilla and ended with a bit of pith.

  3. goyni7878 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. lewenthefox scored this whisky 97 points Member Junior

    When my friend told me that this was a fino glenfarclas I first acted surprised
    since I thought there is no way a cask this good survived this long with out being sold at some point
    But it's glenfarclas so anything is possible (Plus it's TWA)

    the nose reminded me of a rosebank
    it's dry and clean
    extremely fruity it's like walking into a Berry bush.

    on the palette it's silky and waxy in the best way. A hint of ginger beer and mint
    raspberry, cinnamon, red oak, a tiny bits of vanilla.
    I love this bottle and I will cherish it with my life

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    1973-1975, 41-44 years old undisclosed Speyside single malts x 10

    I had very high expectations for this tasting and that was hardly surprising as the average scores were between 91-93 points.
    Most people think they are all Glenfarclas and they must be at least 3rd fill possibly 4th fill judging by the quality on show here.
    Alas I was disappointed and the high scores on these malts were not justified, some people score them 97/98 points or even higher?
    I only scored 3 over 90 points and if i was honest with myself the rest could easily have been a few points lower than the average scores i gave them.
    The Maltbarn was the best, the Daily Dram and the Whisky Fassle gave a good account of themselves and the TWA whisky exchange gets a mention but it was hardly exciting.
    The other 6 were disappointing with weakish noses and a palate that was the wrong side of woody which at times the wood stopped the fruit in its tracks which was a shame.
    They were also a bit thin and in final summary insipid, uninteresting and boring to me.

    The top 3 i would not pay more than £200 for, the rest I would not buy, the prices people want for these is stupid, just becuse something is old they are not better and if they are indeed Glenfarclas then in most cases they were not up to the quality that the distillery needed to keep them as an official bottling, the Maltbarn and Daily Dram were good enough, so a shout out to those two IB bottlers.
    My comments will be disagreed with I am sure but this is where H2H tastings come into their own, and let you score accordingly matched to quality, you always have a reference point to place your scores around. In isolation i can sort of understand some of the high scores and my sensitivity to bitterness will always be a factor but apart from the top 3 there was nothing to get excited about here, that said the scores are respectable so decent aged single malts without in most cases approaching real quality.

    1-Speyside 43 year 1973 47.7% sherry cask 149 bottles Maltbarn wb id 95118
    92/92/93
    2-Speyside Region 1973 43 year 49.7% celebrating 10th anniversary of Daily Dram wb id 86910
    87/91/91
    3-Speyside Region 41 year fino sherry 1975 47.4% Whisky Fassle wb id 80035
    91/90/91
    4-Speyside Region The Whisky Agency 1973 43 year 47.4% TWE Exclusive wb id 118346
    87/90/90
    5-A Speyside distillery Cask 12 43 year 1973 52.2% 221 bottles Whisky Doris- wb id 117953
    88/88/89
    6-Speyside Region 44 year sherry cask 1973 51.6% sherry cask 372 bottles Antique Lions wb id 99244
    87/86/88
    7-A Speyside Distillery 41 year fino sherry 1975 46.9% 220 bottles Whisky Doris wb id 95372 -
    88/87/86
    8-Speyside Region, The Whisky Agency 1973 44 year 48.6% 10 years of TWA wb id 110350
    86/86/87
    9-Speyside Region The Whisky Agency 1973 43 year 52.4% Art Nouveau Ladies sherry wood wb id 98877
    88/84/85
    10-Speyside Region The Whisky Agency 1973 43 year 46.9% Art Nouveau Ladies sherry butt wb id 94857
    89/82/85

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is ok, the palate is not so good and I look at all the high scores on here and wonder if I am tasting something different?
    The nose is light and fresh almost flowery, the palate has a nice initial fruit nose but once again like many of these old Speyside region offerings is checked by a sour/bitter note.
    As you go on your wait for things to improve, they do start to even up with the fruit gaining headway but it never overcomes the bitter note (i am really sensitive to bitterness) this is also a little woody.
    This is no 9 Speyside ages offering , unfortunately another one that could not live up to it's average score, not sure what I am missing compared to everyone else?
    Water does release a little more sweetness but not enough to get it a high score.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. HansG scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    These Speyside Region 1973 can never go wrong, especially it is a TWA 10year’s Anniversary.

    If you want to find some light colored fruit (white peaches, sugared apricot) it can be a good choice. The body is tender, delicate and oily rounded. The finish is exceptionally long with spices, the yellow fruits fades a bit quicker but not a big deal.

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What a great whiskey. Really well matured. Nice fruity notes paired with noble oak. Despite the age, there is still a lot of life in it. At the same time, however, the sovereign maturity.
    • Nose
      What a lovely aroma. Orange blossom honey. Nice fruitiness. Apricots tossed in butter, sea buckthorn, persimmons, physalis and lychee. A few squirts of lemon juice. Maybe removes a bit of coconut too. Vanilla and fudge. Sugar beet. Suggested floral notes. Fresh, juicy wood. Wax. Nice wood flavor.
    • Taste
      The start is quite creamy and still has a pleasant flavor from the wood. Agave syrup. The fruits are now less exotic, but stronger. Plus citrus fruit. The tingling of the oak now causes saliva to flow. Also reminiscent of effervescent powder. There's something going on there. In addition, a lot of wax.
    • Finish
      Almond oil. More like the peel of the fruit. A pleasant sharpness. Ginger. Wax. It gets a little drier, but not really bitter.

  10. Jackson05 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    These 73 Speysiders are simply astounding to me. Amongst some of the best whisky I’ve had, for sure. The perfect combination and balance of waxes, mint and wood extracts, honey, and juicy fruit gum. Elegance in a glass. This one is a little more woody than a few I’ve had, but still high class stuff. Really like it.
    • Nose
      93 93
      This one starts off with loads of mint. Fresh mint, mint gum, creme de menthe. Then some wood oil extracts and herbs. Soft licorice and a creaminess of fresh honey. So far it strikes me as mintier than others I’ve had, it packs a punch. Definitely juicy fruit, banana, apricot, Mirabelle. Less honey and wax than a few others I’ve had. A nice sweet varnish note, that shows off its age.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Ah there’s the honey. A beehive. Tree sap, more herbal and wooden extracts. Pure vanilla bean, Juicy fruit gum, banana, guava, apricot. It’s quite oily. A firm wooden structure, that is never too much, but it could not have lasted much longer. One of the more woody 73s.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Loads of fresh honey, soft waxes, honeysuckle, creamy earl grey. More mint, fresh vanilla. Very long and satisfying with waves of mint and honey. Beautiful stuff.

  11. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent Speyside 1973. I would tend to bet on Benriach here.
    I would have liked a better balance and a little less honey.
    The finish is much wilder than the nose or the mouth and it is welcome.
    91-92
    • Nose
      91 91
      Superb nose, as often with these 1973 Speyside.
      Yellow fruits, apricot, peach. Pineapple syrup.
      Milk chocolate, pepper, gingerbread.
      Coriander seeds, orange peel, ricola.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very oily. A huge dose of flowing honey.
      A lot of fruits. White grapes, peach, pineapple, papaya.
      A tiny bit of pink and white flower.
      Almond paste, wood, varnish, pepper, fresh paint.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long finish on haribo bear, candied fruit, busined wood and fir honey. Pine cone.

  12. yggr scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  13. Gris scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    716€ + shipping costs... LOL

  14. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Honey peach apricot cinnamon on the nose, marzipan, some tropical fruits on the palate, long sweet finish, really nice

  15. ldcsh scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Yellow fruit, just fruit syrup, I can not fill any sherry.
    20cl at The malt, Taipei
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. Bretorianer scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  17. DannyDram scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Very complex, multi-layered aromas, especially tropical and citrus fruits. Nice honey nuts paired with some nutmeg
    • Nose
      95 95
      Intense, but not overdone
    • Taste
      96 96
      Excellent balanced, captures the entire palate, a great sense of well, outstanding.
    • Finish
      95 95
      Very long, first comes the fruit, which is then borne very long by the honey sweetness.

  18. riekio scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    H2H with Good Vibes, I preferred Good Vibes nose a lot more but this one tasted better to me.
    • Nose
      92 92
      more tropical than good vibes, but spicier on the oak. orange and pineapple, honey, woody, some vanilla cream, hint of coconut and lime, some baking spices and waxy. Fresher and less cream than Good Vibes
    • Taste
      94 94
      sweet and sour, green sour gummies initially, but not very sour ones. moves into juicy on a tropical side. lots of spice, mildly creamy, some oil - like red pepper oil, but quickly chills out into pineapple juice, banana, some mango, chocolate notes, minty. Very complex!
    • Finish
      91 91
      warming and spice, bitter green tea, coconut, lime and some mint, vanilla, pineapple juice, tannic dryness,

  19. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Balance (23)
    Very tasty, serotonin bomb (94)
    • Nose
      This is a crazy, multi-layered aroma ... salty, pickled apples, fat marmalades that swum under the sun, citrus fruits, wax, exotic fruits, honey on a dry board ... chocolate with zest, herb and delicate spices (24)
    • Taste
      Fruit, oily, waxy, salted ... mango and pineapple (24)
    • Finish
      Creamy finish, fruit and lots of chocolate, mint, spices, wood, ginger, salt, citrus fruit in tobacco cut (23)

  20. wncvirus scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A lot of fruit, including vanilla and cinnamon. In addition, a lot of tropical fruits
    Taste: A powerful dose of sweets with distinct accents of tropical fruits. Very nicely arranged. In the background dried apples lemon and lemon aromas.
    Rating: 94|100 Long with a powerful dose of fruit. Beautiful whiskey. Sweetness hit in point. Definitely worth trying.

  21. Simon Stood scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity potent malt
    • Nose
      94 94
      Tropical fruits, vanilla, chess biscuits, a little cloves, a bit later kiwi
    • Taste
      92 92
      Black currant, raspberry, cream quite a bit, cranberry
    • Finish
      93 93
      Apricot, white pepper, mango, dragon fruit

  22. My.Whisky.Journal scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    Style: Delicate sweetness and Sophisticated

    Nose:
    Immensely rich, bountiful tropical fruits served right up at the front, vanilla sponge cake, golden syrup and underlayer of dry barley interweaving charmingly. Ripe mango, paw paw oil, taro sago pudding steaming in bamboo leaves. Delicate, ripe yellow fruits overflowing to show an infinite depth, vanilla custard flanking on the side while herbal tune slowly approaches, ends with a peppermint high note carrying a touch of star anise. Wow… just wow. Absolutely perfect.

    Palate:
    The herbal core begins to show a commanding presence here, abundant green herbs and nutmeg radiating from the inside. Delicate tropical fruits continue the parade which is deftly controlled by drier lines of vanilla barley. More ripe mangoes and canned pineapples thoroughly marinated with mints and pine nuts. Coconut overtone, the drier facet is becoming more prominent overtime. Vanilla latte with the faintest hint of Maraschino cherry. Dignified oak in its most pleasant form – honey water and fragrant wood polish, gently underline and wrap around the whole expression. Juicy fruits mark another return towards the back with five spices.

    Finish:
    A delicate balance of honey tropical fruits and dry barley continues to steer on the now-subsided herbal pathway. Lemon tea, mint and grapefruit jelly. A sweet, composed and abiding finish. Excellent.

    Thoughts:
    The best Speyside I have tried to date. While most of them are pleasantly mellow and dignified, but this 1973 Speyside is more than that – maybe it is because of its intricate balance of tropical fruits sweetness and barley dryness has created an incredible depth and dynamic to it. At this age one would assume the oak will take over the proceedings, instead, it plays a humble, supporting role, providing so much finesse and composure to the spirit. Together with the steadfast herbal core, a star is born – Such a spellbinding whisky.

    ☆☆☆[Most Recommended]

    [48.6% | Independent Bottling | 1973 Distilled | 2017 Bottled | Single Cask | Cask Strength | Non Coloured | Non Chill Filtered | Aged 44 Years | Matured in a Butt | ***- | Opened in Nov 2018 | Tasted in Dec 2018]

    -Esmond

  23. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    So much more Fino than whisky.
    A pleasant dram which does not show its age. Not bad but nothing special either.
    • Nose
      Obviously Fino with light winey notes and a truly delicate aroma. Soft fruitiness with hints of kiwis and pears with a touch of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Big arrival, lots of life in this one. Lots of citrus with orange peel, orange rind and some orange pips. It is a thin palate with little oil or cling. Plenty of wood spice with strong ginger and cinnamon.
    • Finish
      Not too dry or over-oaked, dry with some soft notes of hay and straw.

  24. Jssssssss scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    Scent intensity: (7)
    Tonality: (7)
    The beginning is the volatilization of the barrel... 4
    Hard dry flowers... 3
    The fruit of the middle section is still fresh... 4
    Sandalwood powder...3
    Elegant wood tone...3
    More stimulating spice texture...3
    Entrance aroma: ( 8 )
    Strength: (5)
    Tonality: (6)
    End rhyme: (7)
    The aroma after the entrance is awesome.
    Total: ( 88+ )
    The whole is deep orange and red tonality is quite solid but the fruit is slightly covered with thick wood.

  25. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this in a full lineup, including the 76,77,79 release, this one has more bitter oak, the mouthfeel is a bit watery.
    • Nose
      More lemon fruits, violet flowers, a big nose!
    • Taste
      Watery, a lot of citrus fruits and bitter oak, a lot of spices, dark chocolates.
    • Finish
      Long and bitter

  26. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
      fruity, clear, direct and precise - ripe pineapple, baked apple, banana, very ripe mango, orange juice, orange oil, kumquat, jasmine, lavender honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, baked apple pie, raisins, chocolate, coconut cream, amarettini
    • Taste
      95 95
      wow, great onset, oily-spicy-fruity, mouthwash, with juicy mango, grapefruit, kumquat, pineapple, banana, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, latte, dark chocolate, freshly ground black pepper, pumpernickel from the oven, thyme tea, green tea with jasmine, dark honey - and lemon mint, walnut, walnut oil, Brazil nut
    • Finish
      93 93
      spicy-oily-fruity, still tingling with black pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg, mango, grapefruit, lemony-minty, slightly drying off, finally pepper, amarettini and pineapple ... and passion fruit

  27. ctu scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Maybe the best SR I've ever had, especially after a few drops of water.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Exotic fruits, coconut, pomelo, Lady Grey tea, clove and matured oak.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Oily. Matured oak. Tropical fruits, bergamot oil, honey, chewing gum, pina colada and pepper.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long, creamy, oily, fruity, spicy.

  28. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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  29. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    I find this one slightly restrained on both the nose and palate. However it is much better with a single drop of water on the; nose, palate and finish. This is very good but way over priced at €749,99. Sample courtesy of hs305.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Honey, caramel, crisp astringency. With a single drop of water it opens up a bit adding some light fruits and very light maltiness.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Old honey, vanilla, crisp fruity white wine, spicy with a good thick mouth feel. With a single drop of water it opens up a lot more on the palate adding complexity with some light fruits, sweet maltiness and coconut-sugar. Yummy stuff!!!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Old honey-vanilla, spicy with a bit of oakiness still with some coconut-sugar on the end.

  30. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  31. BehindSpace scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  33. Ed Radour scored this whisky 95 points Specialist

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  34. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2018]  Another Speyside Region Malt for the tenth anniversary of The Whisky Agency so is this another Glenfarclas?  I liked the 40-years old very much (92 points) so I am curious if this 44-years old is even better…

    This is (most probably) another excellent Glenfarclas from a 3rd or rather 4th fill sherry butt with just very little sherry flavours (mainly nuts) left that resulted in a perfect matured "naked" Glenfarclas malt profile.  It is a well-crafted dram and by no means comparable to any of the modern "designed" whiskies that go rather for cheap thrills (like heavy wooden notes or extreme peat levels).  I would call this an artwork (while today's whiskies are products) - sorry, I am an old-fashioned guy and by no means I will insult any modern dram lover with my personal preferences.  But try such a dram at least once to experience the difference (e.g., at a whisky fair).  Nevertheless, if you beat me to a decision I will prefer the 40-years old (just a little) over this one...
    • Nose
      94 94
      The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows a ring of very small tears that literally stick at the glass until they consolidate to bigger ones with very slow legs. The nose offers a subtle and complex aromas profile with dozens of different ripe fruits (among them apricots, bananas and melons), herbs, honeys and some spices (by the way, rather shy wooden notes for such an old dram) plus a very lovely OBF (nail varnish remover) that is absolutely adorable. No, it cannot compete with the fruitiness of a Bowmore or a Laphroaig from the mid-sixties but it is excellent in its very own way.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is elegant and complex with several layers to discover over time. They offer all the flavours you expect from the nose plus some more wood-driven notes that provide a good structure for all the fruits, sugars and herbs. All is perfectly balanced and without any flaw or off-note. Some minor peaty flavours pop up after some chewing what is another hint of an early seventies Glenfarclas.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The spirit arrives warming and charming on the palate with some peppery moments that are not really distracting. But I found the mouthfeel of the 40-years old better because it was much more coating than this. Nonetheless, this dram owns a very good mouthfeel, for sure. The finish is of a medium length only, unfortunately - so you have to re-sip more often to keep this fantastic taste alive. No bitter or astringent or drying moment at all, this cask stood the test of time with dignity. Some water unlocks more aromas in the nose and turns the taste sweeter so the whole dram gets even more quaffable - but to be honest: I like the neat dram a little better.

  35. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    From a freshly opened bottle. I think some of the scores on here are a bit exuberant. This is in the middle of the pack for 1973 speysides - not the best, not the worst. Not as obviously fresh and fruity. The king is still: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/98877/speyside-region-1973-twa
    • Nose
      92 92
      Pandan cake with buttercream frosting, riesling, sprite cola, ginger, along with a bunch of tropical fruits - jackfruit, starfruit, mangosteen, coconut, and a hint of mango. Herbal honey tea. After a few minutes in glass, a sour / tangy component is noticeable. 
    • Taste
      92 92
      Despite the very good nose, this is pretty nondescript initially. Some of the fruits disappear and there's an obvious hint of spicy oak right away. Distinct guava fruit flavor. Some rambutans. Rather viscous and somewhat oily. Does not swim well with water - flavors become muted. All in all, very, very good, but not great. It just doesn't have that very precise, concentrated, crystalline attack that would garner a very high score for me.
    • Finish
      91 91
      A bit dry at the end, and there's definitely a touch of spicy oak at the end. Actually, there is more oak at the finish than I would like. 

      PS. After being opened for 3 mos, the oakiness dissipates.

  36. Pilatus did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow, this Speysider is the best Single Malt Whisky I have ever tried.

    Most of the 1973 are legendary, but this one is def. the best.

    Sorry Mr. Mancarella, but your two Bottlings from 1973 are now on Rank 2 for me .

    :-)

  37. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  38. dram-drinker scored this whisky 97 points Photo Moderator

    After having tasted many of those Speysiders from the 70s in particular 1973 I have to admit that this one is probably not just extremely fruity like the others but also very well balanced with regards to other aspects such as sweetness and acidity and flavors. It matches my current favorite old Speysider which is the good vibes also from the agency. Flabbergasting!
    • Nose
      Fresh, intense, sweet honey, truck loads of apricots - I love apricots - lots of other yellow and red ripe fruits, fine woody notes, spices, little pepper - great!
    • Taste
      Little punchy, oily, creamy, great variety of fruity notes from fresh and ripe apples to cooked oranges and apricot jam, some tropical fruits including mango and passion fruit, probably even some dried fruits, very good acidity balanced with sweetness and woody notes - excellent!
    • Finish
      Long and warm, more fruity, more spices, even greater!

  39. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    For me the best 1973 Speysider so far.

  40. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  41. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  42. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    To be honest, I was a bit skeptical about the official last 1973 Finos (especially since the NoTieRequiered 73 was very weak and the alcohol content of the bottlings is getting lower and lower). the good barrels in 2017 have long been sold - no - wow - one of the best, if not the best 1973 I've had in the glass - intense, balanced, irresistible
    • Nose
      First impression after pouring: Wow - very direct, very open, very intense exotic and at the same time pleasantly spicy.

      Sweet-sourish fruitiness, lime, perfectly ripe pineapple and yellow kiwi, overripe but not yet fermenting mango, buttery papaya, a hint of greasy avocado, vanilla coconut cream, lokum (Turkish delight), maple syrup, white inner grapefruit skin, very noticeable Cinnamon and a delicate hint of clove, beeswax, birch sap, orange blossom, orange oil
    • Taste
      fine tingling on the tongue, fine oak, ginger, mint, cinnamon, pepper, citrus oil, the tannins are there - but they are very tame by age, tobacco, vanilla, the fruit from the nose and overripe banana, Juicy Fruit chewing gum, - It is fruity, slightly peppery without sprit and pleasantly spicy - very mouthwash - with the second tiny sip he is even more intense - he is on the palate similar dynamic as in the nose - much to discover and very intense
    • Finish
      Remnants of fruitiness sound, chilli, pepper, ginger, tobacco, mint and a complex citrus freshness are tied to a wax film very long on the tongue - even after minutes still easily noticeable

  43. Gummikuh scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic dram - notes of TWA at Limburg fair:

    "full-bodied & sweet with Amaretto and bananas, impressively round and richt"

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