Nose: an entire basket of dried fruit, such as raisins, plums and figs. The fruitiness is perfectly balanced by a dark and heavy influence of the PX sherry. We found remnants of an old leather jacket hanging in a dusty wardrobe made of old oak. We could also find some hints of tobacco and a subtle sweetness with rather dark chocolate.
Taste: this Glengoyne arrives quite powerfully and coats the entire mouth with its oily and thick texture. The palate boasts notes of cherries and dark chocolate, which reminded us of Mon Cherie chocolates. Additionally there is some Christmas cake along with zesty orange and cocoa. Beautiful.
Finish: the finish is very long and that oily feeling in your mouth keeps lingering for ages. The leather and the tobacco from the nose are suddenly back and a well-balanced spiciness keeps tickling on the tongue.
A whopping 91 points. WOW.
I know, 2021 is still young - but so far this is my favourite malt this year, an absolute stunner. I'm looking forward to finding out for how long it has come to stay in the 1st place - but I'm sure it won't leave too soon.