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Glenalba 23-year-old Cd

Overall rating
84.13/100
votes
26
Category
Blend
Bottler
Clydesdale (Cd)
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask Finish
Number of bottles
4500
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Lidl Online
Added on
22 Oct 2018 8:19 pm by whisky313
Colored

Average value

€ 34.99

2 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

139 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenalba 23-year-old Cd

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Complacent, not really special, but without disturbing notes - just "OK"
    • Nose
      84 84
      Some sesame oil, pickled dried apricots, slight grainy notes in the form of a touch of fresh leather and furniture polish, but still very pleasant
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light and viscous in the mouth with minty notes and hints of ripe mirabelles
    • Finish
      82 82
      Short decrescendo, but especially the minty freshness remains

  2. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Round pleasant blend with quite intense sherry flavors.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Dark fruit notes, polish and letherness, slightly sour, initially intense, later spicy and slightly chalky, decreasing intensity.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Round, mild, not necessarily waterlogged, but less intersiv, sweet sherry with dates, honey, orange peel and slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long, appropriate oak bitterness accompanied by subtle fig and date aromas, the grain parts are somewhat noticeable, therefore a bit dry, cool and minimal minty.

  3. Bullionstattsuppe scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/glenalba-23-tasting-lidl-die-zweite

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is delicious but does not last long - on the palate it is also a bit too fleeting to me to win a bottle purchase. But he is not bad - he would not be designed for a CS drinker like me.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Clear "Refill" Sherrynase what I mean at this point quite positive - because it comes cultured and beautifully involved therefore. I feel it to be very tenderly sulphurous - it reminds me positively of the sherynase species of Deanston 20 Oloroso and Bunna Wy Viceroy Elixir - no does not smell the same way - but has only a similarly special sherynase with less intensity than the two singlemalts.
      Unfortunately, with more time, the delicious sulfur flavor disappears. It shows a very round cultivated Sherrynasen - sweet, fine red berry acid - reminiscent of passed raspberry, orange with orange peel, sweetened wood flour, lard baked pancakes, - I like the sherry scenery - even if it does not reach the density of a good Singlemalt , Grain I find here not in the nose
    • Taste
      83 83
      Light, soft, rather thin - delicate red fruitiness spreads, nuts, sweetness, some oak cargo - quite light body. If you chew it liqueur and delicate chocolate notes unfold - reminds me of diluted MonCherie. With more air while chewing some tree juice and old wood - very good drinkable - pleasing - supple without negatively noticeable but slightly warming alcohol. No flavor bomb but very good drinkable.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Slightly dry, nuts, raisins, delicate walnut shells bitterness, some wax, peeled branches, cough drops with sage, thyme, licorice and mint

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