Rating interval 80-83
Barley sugar, cereal and vanilla but also some dirt and soil which is nothing that I normally associate with Glenfiddich. Pear sorbet and hints of nutmeg were coming through after 15 minutes or so.
Bitter-sweet arrival with some oily and chewy character. It became even more bitter on the development with lemon zest and grapefruit juice and tended to disintegrate and crash unfortunately after a few seconds.
The finish was medium in length with bitter lemon and black pepper and some of the sparkling water recognized in Age of Discovery Madeira finish.