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Glenfarclas 21-year-old

Overall rating
85.67/100
votes
641
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jul 2007 10:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 86,56

Tastingtags

102 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
10 May 2017 4:32 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 88 points

When you are looking for an older, substantial Single Malt that isn't outrageously expensive, consider Glenfarclas 21. Intense fruitiness, green apples, gooseberries and hints of pineapple dominate the nose. Fresh herbs, heather honey and faint smoke of 'burned stuff' linger in the background, adding a pleasant complexity. The age of this malt shows in the taste: heavy cask influence with wood spices and tannins combines with fruits and vanilla, culminating in a lasting, nutty and slightly dry finish. A characterful and intriguing Speysider for sophisticated palates.

RATING: 4.0/5.0 88 pts   ·FIRST-CLASS·

Weighted Rate
88
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
86
Price
88
Presentation
86
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Pollenflug
Expert Senior Pollenflug Tasting note
29 Jan 2018 10:01 pm
Pollenflug gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Einen ersten positiven Eindruck hinterlassen reife und elegante Sherrynoten. Im direkten Duell aromatischer Intensität hat der 21-jährige Glenfarclas gegen den Glengoyne 21 Jahre und den 21 Jahre alten GlenDronach Parliament für mein Empfinden merklich das Nachsehen – ohne dies jedoch als negative Eigenschaft zu konstatieren. Der Glenfarclas ist stattdessen weich und mild, die differenten Aromen benötigen zur Entfaltung einige Minuten Zeit. Reife, rote Früchte, süße Sherrynoten, Nüsse, Marzipan, Karamell, saftige Orangen, Zitronenabrieb, Milchschokolade, weihnachtliche Gewürze und markante Eichenholznoten kristallisieren sich heraus. Eine zarte Rauchnote fügt sich ideal in die harmonische und sehr ausbalancierte Nase ein.

Taste

Die weiche und milde Eindruck setzt sich auch geschmacklich fort: Die Textur des Glenfarclas ist sanft und leicht ölig. Elegante Sherrynoten sind sofort präsent. Reife, rote Früchte, Nüsse, Mandeln, Karamell, dunkler Waldhonig und Schokolade folgen. Die anfangs saftigen Orangen wandeln sich in Grapefruits, welche mit einem leicht säuerlichen Einschlag behaftet sind. Weihnachtliche Gewürze und alte Eichenholznoten sind stets präsent, jedoch nie zu aufdringlich oder dominant. Verborgen im Hintergrund nehme ich wieder eine leichte Rauchnote wahr. Weiterhin sehr rund und harmonisch, ein bisschen unspektakulär.

Finish

Mittellang, süß-würzig und leicht wärmend. Sanfte Sherrynoten, süßes Karamell, Zitrusfrüchte, Nüsse, Schokolade und leichter Rauch klingen langsam aus. Die weihnachtlichen Gewürze und die alten Eichenholznoten sind unverkennbar zu spüren und hinterlassen eine leichte Trockenheit am Gaumen. Auf der Ziellinie fehlt dem Glenfarclas ein Quäntchen Kraft.

Comments

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maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Note
15 May 2016 9:43 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 86 points

Der ist herrlich fruchtig, viel Sherry, aber auch Eiche und Vanille.

Bei dem weiß man wieder, warum ich Glenfarclas so mag...

MadScientist
Connoisseur MadScientist Review note
18 Jun 2018 12:58 am
MadScientist gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
88
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
90
Presentation
88
AdelphosHume
Expert Senior AdelphosHume Tasting note
24 Apr 2018 8:49 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Malt, a touch of salt, syrupy dark fruits (dates, raisins, prunes, and cherries) soaked in alcohol, oak and candied citrus peels, mixed cereal grains and mellow cherry cough syrup, faint wood-char and some coriander, and a little licorice pastels and red grapefruit.

Taste

Raisins with dates and raspberries, a touch of leather, malt and oak, cherry cough syrup, dark chocolate and cinnamon, bitter-sweet baking spices (nutmeg, clove, and ginger) and olorosso sherry, and spiced candied citrus peels.

Finish

Licorice, walnut oil and slightly charred roasted puffed oats, dark chocolate covered espresso beans, and oak and sherry tannins.

Comments

The nose mellows with a few minutes, becoming quicker as the bottle gets lower, and begins to really show the depth of the maturation. The alcohol and cough syrup notes fade, and the sweeter and woodier notes take the foreground. The palate likewise benefits from time in the glass. For me, adding water doesn't add much, so I don't recommend it. 

davidloosli
Member Senior davidloosli Tasting note
23 Mar 2018 7:34 pm
davidloosli gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

Soapy, alcohol, dark fruit, musty, cherries, blackberries, black currant

Taste

peppery and spicy, berries, still a light soapiness

Finish

Furry mouthfeel, astringent, black tea, light burned taste

Comments

Tasted blind, thought this must be something young

Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Review note
11 Feb 2018 12:18 pm
Dre73 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
86
Presentation
86
Dre73
Connoisseur Dre73 Tasting note
11 Feb 2018 12:49 pm
Dre73 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Fruitig, appel, rood fruit, bessen, aardbei. Hooi ook. Honing, citroen, wat lichte zweem van chocola

Taste

Licht pepertje/prikkelend, zoet, honing, karamel, rood fruit. Later steeds zachter. Vanille. Olie-achtige structuur.

Finish

Zacht, toch verwarmend, citrus, zoet, honing, chocolade. Middellang.

Comments
OKoster
Expert Senior OKoster Review note
04 Feb 2018 3:31 pm
OKoster gave this whisky 87 points

Though their house style of whisky has been defined as heavy on the Sherry casks, Glenfarclas doesn't fall in the sticky-sweet-am-I-drinking-rum style of whisky. The malted barley is always present and the barrel aging offers more than just dried fruit. So they've got that going for them, which is nice.

Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
85
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Georges
Connoisseur Georges Review note
28 Jan 2018 9:01 pm
Georges gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
85
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
89
Presentation
87

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