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Glenfarclas 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.16/100
votes
568
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
New Label
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Mar 2010 7:47 pm

Average value

€ 39,68

568 × member ratings

1499 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

All versions

Category Rating
Nose
20
Taste
20
Finish
20
Balance
20

Tastingtags

80 Notes

Slàinte Mhath
Administrator Slàinte Mhath Review note
10 May 2017 3:01 pm
Slàinte Mhath gave this whisky 85 points

Ah, Glenfarclas! Family-owned distillery, direct-fired stills and this unmistakable, sherry-infused style. Typical sweet fruity Speyside aroma that is full of oranges, apricots and plums with a touch of cinnamon and cloves. A robust nose. The arrival is mouth-watering, measured and zesty. Fresh youthfulness reminds that this Single Malt is only 12 years old, and yet it is full-bodied and rich with dried fruits, raisins and nuts. A medium finish with Christmas spices, dark chocolate and jelly babies in the aftertaste underscores that this whisky is a good choice.

RATING: 3.7/5.0 ≙ 85 pts   ·ABOVE AVERAGE [+]·

Weighted Rate
84.7
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
82
Price
89
Presentation
86
“That's what I do. I drink, and I know things.” (Tyrion Lannister)
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
10 Mar 2018 10:06 am
ctu gave this whisky 81 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Floral. Sherry, honey, fruits and caramel.

Taste

Thin. Malt, sherry and spicy oak. Fruits and ginger.

Finish

Medium length, spicy and fruity.

Comments

Typical Glenfarclas character. Rather it's closer to 10 years than the 15 years old.

namnug
Member Senior namnug Tasting note
02 Mar 2018 3:37 am
namnug gave this whisky 75 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Refreshing and clean, with strong floral and fruity characteristics of pears and apples. With a hint of citric character

Taste

Light, thin, and smooth. Malt, pear and apple, with some ginger spiciness

Finish

Short-lasting finishing with perfumes, pear, and honey. Burns throat slightly

Comments

Very nice on the nosing but average in palate.

Jorennuyts
Member Senior Jorennuyts Review note
10 Jan 2018 10:46 pm
Jorennuyts gave this whisky 82 points
Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
82
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
83
Price
87
Presentation
83
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Tasting note
13 Dec 2017 8:01 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 80 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Habe ihn eine ganze Weile stehen lassen. Er riecht fruchtig, nach Sherry, aber auch das Holz kommt nicht zu kurz.

Grüne Äpfel, Pflaumenmus. 

Taste

Im Abgang mittellang, würzig.Geschmack eher würzig, etwas sprittig, jung. 

Der haut mich nicht vom Hocker, klar.

Aber den kann man zwischendurch gut trinken.

Finish
Comments
Atoneon
Newbie Atoneon Tasting note
05 Dec 2017 6:14 pm
Color
Gin clear
Nose

Ириски, ром-баба, марципан, яблоки, леденцы

Taste

Шоколад, яблоки, 

Finish

Шоколад, сладость, бочка, леденцы

Comments

Вязкость, терпкость

iDea D
Expert Senior iDea D Review note
09 Nov 2017 10:40 pm
iDea D gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
80
Finish
82
Price
90
Presentation
86
Dimitri
AdelphosHume
Expert Senior AdelphosHume Tasting note
07 Nov 2017 4:20 pm
AdelphosHume gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Light malt and freshly peeled oranges and lemon peel, candied orange peels with clove, some fino sherry (dry white-wine), mild oak and allspice, a faint mentholated cherry spirit burn, intermingling of slightly solvent mostly barely ripe Anjou pears and raisins and dried cranberries, chocolate covered cherry cordials, and every so often a whiff of pancakes and syrup.

Taste

A rush of olorosso sweet red fruits, baking spices and oak, candied orange peel and liquorice allsorts, a touch of wood char, slightly mentholated cherry syrup, mixed crisp fruits (fuji apples, plums, red and white grapes) and bitter chocolate, and a touch of dried leaves. 

Finish

A green herbal note (parsley or oregano), faint espresso, and a slow soft fade of wine tannins, cinnamon and clove, and faint walnut oil.

Comments

This is a well made dram. The length of engagement is a testament to that. It has a light-medium mouthfeel and similar tears from the bead-line. The nose starts off with fino sherry influence and finishes with olorosso influence. The palate is the opposite. Many of the negative tastes and smells that put people off this whisky are often the fino sherry ones. There seems to be an expectation that Glenfarclas's well-known sherry cask policy will mean sweet, rich, and fruity. Those are there, but so are the tart, green, tannic white-wine notes from the fino. If the latter smells and tastes appeal to you, you'll like this one. If not, maybe go for the 15 or 25 year old expressions. 

spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
12 Oct 2017 6:03 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.5
Nose
85
Initial taste
83
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
86
Presentation
85
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Tasting note
12 Oct 2017 6:23 pm
spigray gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

malty with the typical gf fruit profile, dominated by cooked cherries. but the fruits are nicely integrated and this is not always the case with the core range gfs.
after a few minutes in the glass the cooked cherries are overtaken by oranges. god bless them cause I hate cooked cherries.

Taste

oranges again and some pastry, mild oak and liquorice. very mild and easy to drink. of course not a complex palate.

Finish

short to medium with a little ginger

Comments

84/100

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