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Overall rating
86.87/100
votes
64
Whiskybase ID
WB142063
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
11.07.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
American & European Oak Casks, French Cuvée
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
LA3D 9011 1107
Barcode
5010327015859
Added on
05 Nov 2019 12:48 pm by Deraaf

Average value

€ 292.18

10 × in wishlist

64 × member ratings

287 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich Grand Cru

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.87 points

  1. ralle1968 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very round, very clear nose. A little oak, then a fairy candy made from yellow fruits. At the second smell on
    longer filled glass: is there any smoke in there? On the palate: fruit mouth shower. Noble and fresh. Then fine sweetness and the right seasoning. Nice one.

  2. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Soft perfumy vanilla and cream, with prominent wood, apricots, fresh coffee beans, and cookies
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet, vanilla, honey then intense but not harsh wood and dried apricots
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short, dry, but too woody

  4. Mictian scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Nose: senses age. Sweet, creamy subtle smoke with a full spectrum of fruits, dried apricots and wood - 22
    Taste: light, not oily, duplicates the nose, with a dominant dry wood and apples - 21
    Aftertaste: ~ 30 seconds, but does not spoil with shades. 21
    Balance: 22 exactly
    Its 86 deserves

  5. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Valérie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sabayon

    As far as I am concerned, this Glenfiddich Grand Cru could have been launched as the 5 release in the so-called Experimental Series, for after the regular bourbon and sherry maturation, this whisky was finished for an additional 4 months on first fill and second fill wine casks that were used for the fermentation of wine that would eventually become champagne. But no, this Grand Cru is released in a new ‘Grand’ series, which will see a second and third expression in 2020. I scored a sample of this at the famous Belgian whisky festival Spirits in the Sky in Brussels.

    The nose is surprisingly creamy with notes of brioche and pear sorbet, joined by some young apples and freshly baked buns. A truckload of vanilla makes it very sweet, while a floral note gives it some depth. The nose seems innocent and not very outspoken at first, but if you take your time, you’ll discover some lovely aromas.

    It is quite oily and completely devoid of spices on the palate. This is as soft as a baby’s backside. Creamy and sweet on more brioch and vanilla, now with some lemon juice and whisked egg white. Wait a minute… this suddenly becomes very good indeed… reminding me of sabayon, the wonderful champagne dessert. Well done!

    The finish is not very long, honey-sweet and for some reason that I cannot quite pinpoint exudes luxury.

    If you take your time, this is a very nice expression indeed. 250 EUR is not cheap by any means, but it is very good. And you get a lovely box to boot (add sarcasm).

  9. Richandroyal scored this whisky 95 points Newbie

    Woody

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