Gloomy and dark rusty, the Glenrothes shines in the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall extremely oily legs pull their viscous webs back into the glass. Velvety vineyard peaches fuse with the rubbing of old orange peel and caramelized sugar to create an intense dark sherry nose. Raisins and dates, sour cherries and tart oak tones, hints of wet leather, furniture polish and glaze make the heart of every sherry tune beat faster. Dried raisins mix with roasted hazelnuts, and dates and sugar beet dissolve subtle citrus fruits and old mint. Gorgeous!
The first sip flows dry and almost biting on the tongue. Dark wood tones mix with minimal roasted aromas and subtle sharpness, zests of dried oranges stick dry on the palate, the entire mouth area is dry and flooded with tart oak. Suddenly the saliva is stimulated, sweet caramel and sun-ripened raisins exude their sweet aroma. The second sip looks dry and dry at first, furniture polish and glaze send greetings, a pinch of white pepper and a salt coat are discreetly wrapped around the tongue. Mint and menthol refresh the palate, meadow herbs and spices leave a dominant note on the tongue.
There is still a bit of wooden spiciness on the palate, dark and dried fruit aromas stick to the inside of the cheeks, roasted nuts and a minimal smoke note stimulate the flow of saliva again. Sour cherries fall into dark chocolate, again a voluminous herbal and spice note is shown.