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Glenfarclas 12-year-old

Overall rating 466 votes 81.22

Member rates

1232 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

All versions

Nose 21
Taste 20
Finish 20
Balance 20

Tastingtags

71 Notes

wisekycourse
Expert Senior wisekycourse Note
21 Aug 2017 11:06 am
wisekycourse gave this whisky 83 points

Au nez,des épices,des fruits,du bois et un sherry fin!
En bouche,vanille,miel ,épices,fruits doux orangés,retour de bois assez frais!
En finale ,moyenne sur mêmes arômes
Un standard trop vite oublié,comme usité ,mais qui garde un caractère unique!

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EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Junior EinSpatzUnterVielen Review note
12 Aug 2017 12:18 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 71 points
Weighted Rate
70.6
Nose
70
Initial taste
70
Body
70
Finish
70
Price
75
Presentation
71
EinSpatzUnterVielen
Expert Junior EinSpatzUnterVielen Tasting note
11 Aug 2017 3:17 pm
EinSpatzUnterVielen gave this whisky 71 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose
Taste
Finish
Comments

scharf, sprittig, holzig, dünn - der vereint alles, was ich an GF nicht mag

Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
05 Aug 2017 9:20 pm
Allandale gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Drier, with a quick, big attack.

Taste

Plenty of flavor, with notes of peat and smoke.

Finish

Long with oaky notes.

Comments

A big , firm body.

jhut
Member Senior jhut Tasting note
26 Jul 2017 11:05 pm
jhut gave this whisky 82 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

begin duidelijke sherry tonen, heeft wel iets van Aberlour. Zowel groene als rode druiven, geen tannines. Aardig citrus gehalte, scherp.

Taste

citrus, scherp. Prikkelend.

Finish

vrij zoetig karakter, duidelijke fruit tonen. lekkere nasmaak.

Comments

whisky proeverij de toeter 21 7 17

zaphod155
Member Senior zaphod155 Tasting note
19 Jun 2017 10:42 pm
zaphod155 gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Kräftiger Sherry, dunkle Beeren, vor allem Johannisbeeren. Leichter Anklang von Eichenwürze 

Taste

Voll und cremig im Mund. Kräftige Würze und Sherry. Gegen Ende meine ich, eine leichte Rauchigkeit zu spüren, die dann aber durch dunkle Schokolade abgelöst wird. 

Finish

Fast schon lang, würzig und dunkle Schokolade. Am Schluss bleibt eine leichte Schärfe.

Comments

Der Whisky bietet alles, was man sich von einem 12-jährigen, im  Sherryfass gereiften, Whisky erwartet.

matho010
Newbie matho010 Note
16 Jun 2017 7:55 am
matho010 gave this whisky 84 points

compared to price, one of the best whiskies

wombat157
Member Senior wombat157 Review note
13 Jun 2017 2:48 pm
wombat157 gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
83
Finish
83
Price
90
Presentation
75
irrerelevant
Expert Senior irrerelevant Tasting note
30 May 2017 9:55 pm
irrerelevant gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

slightly spicy, lots of honey, european oak, walnuts, very dense, full, decent sherry, ripe pear, fermented banana, touch of sour apple, yeast, herbal, very "natural" sweetness, old coins

Taste

very soft mouthfeel, but still spicy, those 43% are just right, again lots of honey, mead, fruity, not too sweet sherry (Oloroso?), thyme(!), rosemary, even mineral, there is already some dry oak developing, very "handmade"

Finish

dries, european oak, still that dense sherry, strong menthol

Comments

Yes! full sherry maturation. That honey makes it very accessable, but it still has a lot character (spicy, yeast, fermented, herbs, dry oak) which prevent it from being boring for anyone, surprisingly dense sherry notes for just 12 years. 

To me, this is one of the best 12yo Sherry Malts on the market (since Macallan or Glendronach Original doesn't convince me at this moment). 

There is nothing not to like. 

1L for 30€ (How is that possible?)


EDIT: Yes, 100% Oloroso, see Website

Marko_I
Connoisseur Marko_I Tasting note
23 May 2017 10:55 pm
Color
Deep copper
Nose

süß und eher hell-fruchtig, gelber, überreifer Apfel, Honig, ein Anflug überreife Banane, etwas Rosine und Karamell, ein bisschen Würze

Taste

ziemlich intensiv, das Fass hat gut gearbeitet, Rosinen, Karamell, Milchschokolade... wird im Mund immer würziger, holziger, kakaolastiger

Finish

mittellang, Holz, Bitterschokolade, leichte Schärfe

Comments

Toller Sherryfass-Whisky der Einsteigerklasse, sehr süffig, hat aber Charakter, nicht zu weichgespült, mit satten 12 Jahren und 43% ist das für 30-35€ pro ein prima Kauf.

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