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Overall rating
92.18/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1990
Bottled
21.08.2020
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
9027801
Number of bottles
422
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613077683
Added on
11 Nov 2020 10:40 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 743.45

40 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenburgie 1990 GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.18 points

  1. Igitor scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The nose is very complex and, above all, incredibly voluminous. Lovely!

    The taste is demanding and complex and gives full throttle from the first second. The finish is very long.

    What can I say; the whisky is great, but also very expensive ...
    • Nose
      94 94
      The nose starts with mint, leather and beetroot. Everything stocky with an old library and a touch of electronics (smell of electronic parts in the computer) and coffee. With a little time, clear sherry and fruit aromas come through. The sherry looks nutty (pistachio and cashew), even if sweetness flashes through here and there.

      The fruits are difficult to differentiate because they are overlaid by a maggi scent. Forest berries, raisins and blackberries prevail most.

      The sweetness differentiates itself over time and splits into caramel and tree sap. Rose oil and honey wax are added. Very nice trip!

      At the end there are clear tannins, liquorice and Hartz.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The mouth starts with a veritable firework of different impressions: cooked forest berries, molasses, dark chocolate, raisins and espresso.

      Hardly alcoholic, nothing at all that could remind you of missing notes. The bitterness is only noticeable at the end (paired with leather squid and minimal mint).
    • Finish
      93 93
      A long finale with liquorice and little bitterness considering the age. Very balanced!

  2. Dottore scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    For me an outstanding malt and one of the best sherry malts that I have been able to try in a long time. The price is of course exorbitantly high, but I feel reminded of old sherry malts from better whisky times. Insanely beautiful nose full of plum wine, dry sherry, dark fruits, roasted nuts and liquid caramel. Very complex, changeable, maybe a little lemon balm and pine needles. Damp wood. In the mouth then liquorice, brown unrefined sugar, wonderfully dried oranges and cardamom. Yes, these associations of Christmas spices are fantastic, overall very spicy and not drowned in sherry, fruit cake, the oak and the age are noticeable and you become venerable. The mouthfeel is just gorgeous oily. Forever long in the Finisch, warming with a hint of clove and black pepper, plus lots of chocolate. Extremely good bottling, I'm still overwhelmed. Actually reminds me of good old Macallan times. My highlight of the young year. 94 points

  3. Jesus-Whisky scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Excellent

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