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Glenfiddich Grand Cru

Overall rating
86.59/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB138228
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
15.08.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
American and European oak casks, French Cuvée
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LA4D 9012 1508
Barcode
5010327015859
Added on
03 Sep 2019 9:16 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 258.00

14 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Grand Cru

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.59 points

  1. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The price is again an announcement. For the hardcore nerds among us some arguments to avoid the bottle: low alcohol content, colored, filtered, premium branding with high quality presentation .. as far as nothing unusual. Do we know about Winter Storm? The Grand Cru here seems to me, however, much more present, the influence of the wine is not intrusive. I think it is wonderfully composed, 100 euros less would have done it
    • Nose
      Amazingly alive, I had expected something more laid-back. Light garden fruits, floral sweetness and a light mineral tingling can evoke memories of an Indian summer in the vineyards. Ground almonds, light honey and sweet brioch tea, finely nuanced grapefruit peel and candied ginger in the back
    • Taste
      beautiful presence and texture, the 40% do not bother here at all. Fresh and sweet on the first start, but the rather voluptuous body alone gives an idea of the older age. Light pear compote, dusted with cinnamon, served with vanilla biscuits. Will become increasingly drier with grape seeds and light pepper
    • Finish
      medium long, supple. Dry on the tongue, from the throat rises again fresh fruit sweetness

  2. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well done Glenfiddich. 3 or 6% more alcohol and it would be a candidate that would get over 90 points.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Ripe apples and pears. Sweet pastries, vanilla and caramel. Flowerhoney. After a while also sweet, overripe grapes and sweet dessert wine. In addition to the fruit sweetness, there is also a light floral note. Cinnamon and light fruit bread. Overall full and round.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweet brioche. Pear sorbet and a slight ginger spiciness. Vanilla and caramel again. Light grapes. Not as sweet on the palate as the nose suggests. A little more alcohol strength would do him good.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet, only getting slightly drier. The fruit sweetness, pastries, fading fruit notes, caramel and vanilla remain. Medium to long.

  3. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, honey, malt, prunes, citrus, cane sugar, oak, a little extinguished campfire, paper, caramel. Balanced, creamy, fine-grained texture, lightweight, medium intensity, successful.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    He smells very good.
    Oak and vanilla.

    Slightly spicy, slightly sprightly,
    a little immature, unbalanced.

    Too bad, he has such a great aroma, but he does not go with the flavor.
    Does he need more time?

  6. Hedeager scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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