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.
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".
The aftertaste is also relatively restrained and short. Only a wonderful note of tobacco, cedar and humidor saves the aftertaste from a disaster ...