Exactly like this dram, most probably. This is the rare chance to experience such an old Glenmo' without paying thousands of bucks. It offers a balanced and complex old Highland profile which is both very interesting to explore and enjoyable to sip - a delight for all connoisseurs who prefer delicate and subtle drams.
The colour is burnished and the nose offers an impressive honey-sweet and herbal-waxy profile with lots of hidden secrets to discover. I strongly suggest to use a big spherical blender's glass for this old beauty to unlock all aromas over time (it enfolds nicely upon breathing). The profile changes over time with additional impressions of resins, shoe polish, autumn flowers and different spices. This truly is an old style Highland profile without off-notes or imbalances, simply great!
Wow, the taste is excellent with lots of different honeys and fruits floating over my tongue in a spicy, oily sauce topped with vanilla cream. After some chewing a lot more flavours are released among them such different impressions like leathery notes, milk chocolate, peppers, ginger, herbal tea and mocha. This is very interesting to explore in details because this taste is nicely layered too, and stays in balance all the time. There is no flaw that I can find except that it is simply too quaffable.
The initial mouthfeel is very charming with a warming, creamy texture covering all of my mouth instantly without distracting moments. The finish is long and adds more spices, fruits and some notes of (very) old cognac which are delicious. The wood is perfect for such an old age, it provides a clear structure for all other flavours but never tries to dominate. There is a minor cardboardy note towards the very end which is not distracting, in doubt simply take the next sip. Some drops of water release more fruits both in the nose and on the palate so if you have a sweet spot for fruits reduce this dram a little to about 43% abv. A further reduction strengthens the waxy-mineral impression so if you like the old waxy Highland style reduce it further to about 40% abv. I like it neat and reduced at different levels which is another characteristic of a great malt.