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Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
45.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Brown bottle, small screw cap
Bottled for
F.W. Hempel Metallurgical GmbH
Added on
29 Jan 2010 10:13 am

Average value

€ 210,00

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good, polished, solid, round malt. Not overly complex, but very tasty. Fine old style sherry.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Behavior. Geraniums, walnuts, fine sherry, leather, fudge, polished oak. A few herbs and some old orange jam, apricots. Pretty deep.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Silent start. Walnuts full, fine warm fruit (apricots) behind, fine spices (ginger), fudge, fine sherry, leather. Slightly peppery. Tobacco. Medium density, concentrated, polished and elegant.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium-long, herbs and nuts, fine sherry, fudge. A tick of smoke. Dry. Harmonious.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Already a crazy experience such a young vintage from half a century back, you realize how much patience you must have and probably depending on the filling also just lucky that you can tickle out something else.
    • Nose
      Phew, 80% Old Bottle flavor in the nose, old parchment pages, walnut, macadamia, porcini mushroom, ancient, dusty furniture, as if you were sniffing a mummy, with a lot of hand warmth and time he comes back to life, blood orange, orange zest, nice leather, red apple, coffee beans, still 40-50% dust, dark chocolate, old tobacco
    • Taste
      Hui, real fruit bomb compared to nose, grapefruit, red and green apple, pineapple, mango, cherries, plums, blood orange, peach and forest honey, pine nuts, a real chilli-catch is there, dark malt, very full after a few decades past , Rosemary, fennel, nettle tea
    • Finish
      Apple peel, lightly roasted malt, leather, pineapple with shell, grapefruit, medium-long

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=310 Colour: Amber / Deep Gold Nose: Heavy voluminous nose! Sweet oranges, red grapes, some balsamic, chocolate, leather, salt and a truckload of honey. Waxy and underground metallic dull. Getting earthier with dry cardboard and almond flavors. Taste: Sparkling salty with notes of black pepper, orange liqueur, peppermint, nuts and nougat, but also raisins, tart herbs and oak. From the beginning an "invigorating" taste that stays constantly good and does not waver. Finish: Medium long - fresh, salty and fruity dry. Actually, with the notes of taste decaying. Nut and wood intensify towards the end and accompany the dark chocolate notes to the end. 91 points N: 91P / G: 91P / F: 90P

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