Pale and slightly dull, the Glenfarclas rests in the Premium Snifter. On the glass wall sticks an oily streaks from which hardly "legs" solve until suddenly a drop is the starting signal and more drops run back into the glass at lightning speed. Despite only 46% alcohol content, the alcohol is very present on the first Nosing and tickles slightly in the nose. Roast aromas and ground hazelnuts slowly dissolve out of the initially closed nose. Apricots, oranges and peaches gradually appear, the nose becomes sweeter and more fruity. Citrus flavors dissolve from the sweetish fruit note and emit a subtle sourish hint of green apple. Echoes of chocolate and honey follow, but surprisingly the nose looks rather one-dimensional. The alcohol has become more pleasant in the meantime and does not seem so dominant anymore.
Scarf and pale, the first sip flows gently through the palate. Citrus fruit and dried grapes and berries show for a moment, followed by harsher tones of wood and dark, slightly smoky caramel. The harsh wood elements become more dominant and darker, dark chocolate and dried orange slices appear on the second sip. A touch of freshly brewed espresso mingles with dark chocolate while the harsh and sometimes bitter wood tones continue to dominate. With subtle grapefruit aroma and a hint of mint the taste blurs slowly with the aftertaste.
Grapefruit and mint now dominate the aftertaste, the harsh but also spicy oak tones stick long on the palate. Gradually, a subtle pinch of pepper dissolves from the slightly acidic citrus note and wraps the tongue warming. With harsh wood tones and hints of citrus and pepper, the aftertaste sounds slow and leaves a dry film of walnuts on the tongue.