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Glenfarclas 1990 Edition N°14

Overall rating
87.71/100
votes
19
Whiskybase ID
WB20897
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
King Macbeth
Vintage
1990
Bottled
12.2010
Stated Age
20 years old
Casknumber
see note
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 01 11 3 08:29 BB
Barcode
5018066100027
Added on
03 Mar 2011 3:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 216.90

39 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1990 Edition N°14

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.71 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is promising, but the taste of the piglet flattens extremely. Perhaps I'm getting too spoiled, but I find this bottling to be rather unspectacular and relatively flat. As already mentioned, the wonderful tobacco-cedarwood humidor note and the appealing nose reconcile me a little.

    23/21/22/22 (88P)
    • Nose
      Reddish copper shimmers in the glass, occasionally thick "legs" stick to the glass wall of my Premium Snifter. Caramelized sugar and raisins open the nose, followed by mandarins and a hint of almonds with hazelnuts. Gradually, velvety vineyard peach and fruity apricot appear, voluminous a nice "old school sherry aroma" pulls through the nose which becomes noticeably fruity and sweeter over time.
    • Taste
      The first sip flows gently and mildly over the tongue. Mandarins and apricots, minimal toffee and caramel, the taste of this Glenfarclas is very subdued ... Even the second sip is relatively unspectacular. Sweetness plays with restrained fruit aromas in the form of apricots and mandarins. Slow subtle sharpness and a hint of tart grapefruit are added, minimally spicy oak tones follow, the whole thing seems a little "weak on the chest".
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is also relatively restrained and short. Only a wonderful note of tobacco, cedar and humidor saves the aftertaste from a disaster ...

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    not a bad malt and certainly quite nice for its price at the time - but rather weak compared to other bottles from the series and time
    • Nose
      88 88
      extremely sweet and sour nose, strongly reminiscent of wine, nice dry grape notes, delicate sweet flowers / lilac, orange oil, some wax, carbonic acid, polished coins (metallic acidic), delicate chocolate / nuts
    • Taste
      87 87
      yes classic dry wild berry sherry, quite thin (comparatively) a bit of chocolate and wood - everything is there but neither particularly intense nor exciting - delicious easy drinking dark sherry
    • Finish
      87 87
      Fischermans Friends with cherry :( has a slightly artificial powdery sugar finish - a lot of mint / menthol / camphor and quite one-dimensional fruit

  3. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Vassago Clynelish did not rate this whisky Administrator

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