Glenburgie 1966/1990 (61.2%, Gordon & MacPhail ‘Cask’, casks #3405/6) Another one by G&M, much paler this time (gold). Nose: less expressive, little sherry if any, everything is sort of masked by the high alcohol. Soap (that may be the alcohol as well). Quick, water… Well, it didn’t got much more expressive I must say. A little maltier instead, also fruitier (cut apples) and very faintly minty. And the soap remains, even after a lot of waiting. Mouth (neat): heavy, very heavy but much more expressive than on the nose. Loads of crystallised oranges. Rather heavy tannins from the wood it seems but the whole is still quite rounded (if I may say so at 60+% - mum, you don’t read WF, do you?) With water: it got more almondy and a little resinous, well balanced but maybe not as complex as expected. Cereals and dried fruits (pears). Crystallised ginger coated in sugar. Finish: rather long, with the oakiness taking the leading role now (even more ginger, white pepper). Quinces. And quite some salt after that… Very good again but maybe Glenburgie needs sherry to get stellar, and the soap on the nose was a bit disturbing. SGP:743 - 81 points.