Of course, when I bought this bottling, I was a little bit spruced up and thinking about it. 120 € for a 9-year-old malt damn much money and certainly not justified but still I wanted to have this piglet necessarily!
Intense with a reddish glow, the Glenfarclas radiates amber from the Premium Snifter. In slow motion oily "legs" dissolve out of the streaks sticking to the glass wall, wooden sherry aromas lift out of the glass with relish. Dark caramel drips on milk chocolate, a pinch of cinnamon spreads on dried orange slices, cocoa powder dusted on velvety apricots. The nose changes constantly between strong and spicy oak tones as well as creamy sweetness in connection with fruity hints. Fresh mint rises from nut chocolate with caramel, toasted sugar and dark forest honey blending into a sweet melange in the background. From time to time alcohol notes flash through the fruity tart aroma variety while creamy sweetness, delicate woody elements and sweeter fruit notes play together. Oranges, apricots and peaches stand out from the fruit mixture, sweet cherries and morello cherries slowly appear, the nose becomes noticeably sweeter and more pleasing.
After the nose has stimulated the salivation in the last minutes, I look forward to the first sip. Vigorous oak flavors dominate the first impression, dark chocolate and espresso follow before slowly spreading a pinch of white pepper on the tongue and leaving a pleasantly sharp film on it. Again, my saliva is stimulated, dark oranges and hints of sour cherries swim under the tongue, from a hint of cinnamon, intense mint rises and refreshes the palate. After the second sip, a subtle aroma sets in after polishing the furniture, with minimal effects on leather and tobacco. Hazelnuts turn into dark walnuts, wet leaves spread on the palate, the fruity aromas gradually recede and tart wood tones dominate the taste. Furniture polish, intense oak, a touch of espresso and bitter dark chocolate rest for a long time on the palate and go with a tart base note in the finish.
Tart and dark rest spicy oak and dark fruit flavors on the tongue and warm the palate. Walnuts swim under the tongue, still a creamy and subtly sharp film sticks to the tongue. The bitter oak flavors have finally taken command and let the sweet and fruity nose quickly forgotten. A touch of wet leather is remembered for a long time and ends with rasps of dark chocolate and ground espresso powder only after minutes.