The biggest kicker? This was "only" £900.00 when released in 2009. One of the best OB Glenfarclas ever! I enjoyed this even more than many of the 1970s and 1980s imports.
Almost as perfect as a nose can get when the sherry is this dominant. It's not overly complex, but it's rich and decadent. Reminiscent of the fudgiest, most perfectly textured, and moist chocolate ganache cake with cherry glaze. Hazelnut butter. Varnished oak. Ancient Demerara rum, with that heavy, sweet glaze and rendered down sugar-molasses.
More cherry glaze, more melted ganache, more Demerara rum, and fragrant oak oils. Maybe a little bit too many oak tannins but it's a nice balance with all the sweetness. Baking spices like star anise pods, cinnamon, and cloves. The texture, and of course the mandatory raisins, figs, and baking spices. There's even a little bit of candied orange peel after a while.
The most aromatic and pleasantly bitter dark chocolate espresso, an entire tray of aged and dried walnuts, phenolic/tannic oak, almost eucalyptus. Not as sweet as the nose or palate, but ultra-long and refreshing!