On the nose, elegant and rounded wood and nutty notes, Sherry and black tea then sweep in to build a complex bitter-sweetness profile. Cooked oranges and honey are also present. Herbal profiles can also be detected in this. A classic, well-aged and well-balanced Glenfarclas!
On the palate, lots of marmalade and sherry sweetness in the foreground. The power of the spirit is present (as always in Glenfarclas) but never overwhelming, just the right amount to grab your palate's attention. And yes, this really does deserve your attention. Towards the end, pleasant woody and nutty notes appear. Mint is also present towards the end.
The finish is long with mint, dark chocolate and lightly toasted nuts.
Some kind of almond mint chocolate. This truly is a gorgeously balanced Glenfarclas. I cannot really say that about many modern releases of Glenfarclas but this certainly is in a class of its own. A classy malt!