Glenfarclas 26-year-old

Overall rating
89.38/100
votes
126
Whiskybase ID
WB221580
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
16.06.2022
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry
Strength
47.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L16 06 22
Barcode
5018066200567
Market
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
20 nov 2022 11:40 am by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 254.87

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 26-year-old

35 users have left 35 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.38 points.

  1. daverdaz scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tried 3 times now...
    Unfortunately, one of those malts that promises a lot in the nosing and then doesn't deliver in the taste.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Nosing here is really fun. Light fruity, beautiful oak, cotton candy and fine herbal notes. HOT!!!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Herbal, alcoholic and very out of round...
    • Finish
      84 84
      Unfortunately, it only gets worse at the back. A mixture of musty & sour/bitter without any positive impressions.

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  3. dapoinbua scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

  4. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Complex and balanced, good fruitiness with right level of sweetness, spices – very drinkable – very good!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nuts, apple mash, cinnamon, hints of raisins, cloves, pepper, wooden cabinet, gingerbread, xmas spice, pear, dark chocolate, hint of sherry, tobacco, plum – pretty good!
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, hint of honey, good sweetness, spices, cloves, cinnamon, more apple mash, toffee, candy, gingerbread, nutty, sherry wood, pepper, hint of tobacco and leather – very good!
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, honey, nutty, woody, spicy, orange zest, dried plum , some raisins, cinnamon, toffee, brown sugar – still good!

  5. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Everything was better in the old days.

    old white man thinking
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I'm not a GF fanboy, but I know very tasty GFs - this one isn't one of them for me - tasty, easy, light - 200++ € nope :) thanks Sebbo for the sample
    • Nose
      86 86
      Wax, quite a lot of malt, very far the most delicate hint of Oloroso sherry, roasted walnuts - super closed and shy - less and less relevant aromas after a few minutes except for sour malt old wood oak cupboard wall potpourri, a drop of water, even more warmth a few gingerbread aromas and subtle forest fruit jam
    • Taste
      87 87
      buttery, creamy, waxy, green twigs, spicy peppery greens like rosemary, camphor and ginger, slightly tart with strawberry notes - extremely smooth texture and impressively "chewy" viscosity(positive) - the fruity notes fade but even then the malt is still on the tongue
    • Finish
      83 83
      typical GF profile of the Rare Casks series (1993-2014 e.g.) - woody, dusty, musty, little fruity, refillRefillRefillRefillstyle - but quite pepper/chilli/rosemary hot - this is not an alcoholic burn - but it peppers, strongly astringent - furry tongue

  7. Saftkenner scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A bottling that needs time and attention. For me it was very worthwhile to give her these. At first glance, the aroma portfolio appears to be quite delicate and filigree, but it is also extremely elegant and almost classic. It may be that not every whisky connoisseur wants to get involved with it these days.
    It is difficult to compare with the 25-year-old bottling. It turns out to be significantly lighter, and the fruit aromas are also lighter. The higher drinking strength is really fun. Here it's a pleasure to follow the known wisdom of giving it *at least* a second in the mouth for every year of aging. Looks beautifully composed, nothing disturbs, everything is in the right place.
    • Nose
      Fine, balanced, aromatic, initially slightly reserved. It's worth giving it its time in the glass. It takes quite a while, but then it unfolds magnificently. The alcohol is well integrated and practically unnoticeable. In addition to the pleasant fruity-sweet and the really nice full spicy notes, it also has something very appealingly fresh about it.
      Vanilla, honey, almonds, ripe apples, marzipan, fleur de sel, a hint of menthol, tangerines, dried apricots, toffee, roasted cocoa beans, light leather, sour apple rings made of wine gum, ripe pears, distant mango aromas, delicate oak.
    • Taste
      Very nice and fruity and finely spicy with an extremely pleasant drinking strength. Creamy in the mouth, stimulates salivation. Vanilla, malt, light cherries, ripe apples and pears, almonds, fresh hazelnuts, hay, mango, peach, light leather, lemon balm, a hint of aniseed, liquorice, toffee, light sultanas, plum jam, nougat, delicately spicy oak.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish. Apple, fresh hazelnuts, honey, ripe pear, slightly dry wood. Towards the end marzipan.

  8. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  9. ThorstenH scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Pleasant fruitiness without the dram being particularly prominent. no wow But good.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Pleasant drinking strength. Yummy and I could keep it in my mouth forever. Not watery.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Some peach on the finish. Some marzipan. medium length I don't have Totoro's mighty oak tree.

  10. d1scostu scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  11. Atomhase scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  12. FeydRautha scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. Geschmacksexplosion scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A farclas that is fun for me, who finds the piglets to be a bit thinner than some other soups. Not meant negatively. Relaxed dram. See Notes for details.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Airy light fruity nose, meaty notes come up on the 3rd attempt, wow. Class. Meat or minced meat is being seared in the kitchen. Always the fruit note first, then the meat pan.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruity notes, later beautiful pear with oak barrel notes that gently and gently drift into the woody.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pear. wooden barrel. Dryness. Mild. Ok 26 years shouldn't bite either.

  14. Whiskywurzn scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Fine old-school sherry profile! Great, sherry fruity nose! In the beginning almost something like Chilicatch on the edges of the tongue... and then it gets rounder and softer and more complex... take your time! No water! The nutty and fruity impressions in the finish whet your appetite...

  15. OliverBase scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. SuppenHuhn scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      First time I tried it, I had the nose at 89 (the old spirit notes dominated, with a nice waxiness and orange oil). Second time, more like 87 (more oaky now), so let's split the difference.

      I believe you actually need to let this one sit in the glass for around 20 minutes before you get the right impression.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The higher strength effortlessly elevates it above the regular 25-year-old, that much is for certain. Nicely oily and heavy, with good balance between sweetness, spice, and softly sour fruit. Gets too woody and bitter after a couple of sips, though, with the leached-cask tannins from the finish spoiling the fun.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Initially, it's fine, but then the oak sneaks up on you, and after a couple of minutes it's all that is left. Very tannic and astringent eventually.

  18. MartinSchmartin scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Summary: Delicious.
    Long version: may be submitted later.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  19. steinrich scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  20. Maltkanzlei scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    EYE/NOSE
    Strong, dark gold tone. Numerous streaks form pronounced church windows on the glass wall. The first thing I notice on the nose are orange aromas. Orange chocolate and especially orange liqueur. In addition ripe yellow pear, mango, some cocoa and a hint of apricot. The nose is rather light fruity. You can already feel the advanced age of the malt if you know a little bit about Glenfarclas. The alcohol is perfectly integrated. Everything is immediately reminiscent of the earlier GF40 with 46% ABV. Can the tasting start better? Hardly likely. Roasted aromas that remind me of the traditional direct firing of the Glenfarclas stills. The delicate sweetness of the bouquet is reminiscent of powdered sugar and warm, savory baked goods. Oloroso Sherry storage as it should be. Subliminally, I even think I can make out the heavy, downright earthy character of the new make from Ballindalloch. A tailor-made start!

    PALATE
    The Glenfarclas 26 has a pleasant, quite oily consistency. The alcohol content is also well chosen for the drinking experience. On the one hand, the malt offers a great mouthfeel and, on the other hand, it is extremely harmonious and smooth, never burning. Also on the tongue I immediately have the orange liqueur association again. Then vanilla and freshly baked cookies. With a little time in the mouth, the impressions become more dark fruity. The apricot becomes a ripe plum, so to speak. The sweetness and the spice make you think of plum jam. Vanilla is also recognizable again. I briefly see a steaming yeast dumpling in my mind's eye. The only thing missing is the poppy seed sugar. A very fine oak note completes the picture. It often characterizes Glenfarclas malts and distinguishes them when it is not overly concise, which it sometimes is. Not here. The oak gives the malt the impression of depth, maturity and seniority. No annoying acidity, as found in some batches of the 25-year-old. Not the oaky dryness of the 30-year-old. Instead, a beautiful, harmonious interplay of different notes that give the whisky a complexity that has become rare. For me, the woody-spicy aromas in combination with the fruity flavor components are as typical as they are desirable for Oloroso storage. In a word: delicious!

    FINISH/CONCLUSION
    Long and less dry than expected. Just really pleasant. Not as artificially charged as so many current whiskys, mostly dark finished, unfortunately seem. No real weaknesses, absolutely clean, no misses. Very classic profile of a sherry malt that has been matured for a long time. This is how I imagine a modern sherry malt that perfectly bridges the gap to a great past. Wow! Right up my alley, as they say in Scotland.

    More notes and reviews on Facebook: #Maltkanzlei

  21. Patrick93 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    I haven't had such an inexpensive single malt for a long time. Just under 200 EUR for a 26-year-old of this quality, you just have to grab it. The 47.3% is a good mix between CS and a diluted entry-level whisky. I like the nose and the first taste in the mouth the best, very similar to a perfect 4th fill keg..
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  22. Fight65 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  23. LeChiffre scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Reminds of the 4th Fill Family Casks, but doesn't come close to the best - but the bottling brings with it the similar basic characteristics. The 4th Fill Family Casks mentioned would also cost significantly more today at that age than the 200 euros on offer for this bottling. So an affordable alternative to most 4th Fill Family Casks, but the refill character comes through more with less aroma intensity.

    Edit 01/23: After further tastings I have to lower the initial rating a bit. It's a bit much refill without the final intensity and range of aromas that some 4th Fill Family Casks have. Nevertheless a nice bottling with a lot of refill character
    • Nose
      88 88
      beautiful layered fruity sweetness; apricots; plums; peaches; Honey; delicate herbal notes; dark chocolate; subtle old oak wood
      - great nose, reminiscent of the fantastic 4th Fill Family Casks
    • Taste
      89 89
      full-bodied viscous; powerful; very cute; again the beautiful colorful fruit basket; apricots; plums; peaches; then a nice but also very present peppery-tingly spiciness increasingly pushes itself to the fore; Bitter chocolate; tart, slightly astringent notes of oak
    • Finish
      88 88
      peppery seasoning; sticky sweet fruit notes; dried apricots; pleasantly bitter-tart wood spice pushes itself to the fore; some cardboard; a little minty freshness; getting dry
      - here I would have liked a little more fruit and less superficial bitter-tart wood spice

  24. BehindSpace scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I don't understand all these high ratings.
    Very tannin-heavy, bitter, woody.
    Little to no fruit, when it is very light (towards pear, apple, tangerine).
    All very bitter and pretty worn out.

    The finish is the best thing about whisky.

    Like a 4th fill FC in pretty bad...
    (minus the lovely honey and sweet notes of the better ones)

    Not even worth the offer/introductory price.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. Pins scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good, but comparatively irrelevant to me
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. g00se scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Quite reserved on the nose, probably needs a good breath.
    The taste is quite decent, but I find the real hammer in the finish.
    Long and neat oooomphh.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  27. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Just arrived today, I wanted to try it out quickly.
    He already looks gorgeous
    with thick, old streaks on the glass.

    A slightly strong nose
    the additional percentages are noticeable.
    But the nose is already Glenfarclas.
    wood and a sweet sherry nose,
    slightly fruity, apple and pear,
    a delicate spice in the background.

    Strong start.
    Strong, tart... tart than expected.
    It suits him well, but compared to the 25 year old it is a little less sherry-heavy. the barrels make themselves felt. The wood is a bit bitter, not very, but noticeable.

    The nose is really great
    tasty with corners and edges.
    I'm really glad I got to try it.
    Do I need a bottle here for around €200?
    I do not know…
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  28. Artus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good Glenfarclas, but I would have expected a little more at the asking price. Especially in the finish it becomes quite dry and woody. Compared to the current 25er Glenfarclas, I don't see a big advantage.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  29. detto scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Really nice whisky, that has a little too much oak for me pushing towards the finish. Usually I love these more balanced whiskies but this one misses a few nuances for me to be in the 90+ category.

    I can understand every high rating though :)

  30. Will_iam scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  31. JoshNRW scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    (Update Dec 22: Having drunk half a bottle of the whisky in the last two weeks, I can only confirm the 92 points. I really recommend sitting down with the whisky and enjoying several drams without notes. This is a perfect drinking pleasure and a wonderful whisky to die for, if you drink it casually, pour it up once or twice and don't analyze it head-heavy.)

    One thing you should keep in mind when it comes to whisky: several decades ago, whisky was still being produced and sold because connoisseurs spent a few nice evenings with a good bottle. Not so that 35 x 2cl samples are poured out of a bottle and nerds like us then analyze and evaluate a whisky from a fleeting 2cl sample. This is almost impossible with a 2-cl sample.
    This is a perfect indulgence bottle and by today's standards it's almost cheap if you pour yourself several drams a night over several nights to sip for hours.

    This whisky received great advance praise from well-known members and the bottles from the Dutchman were sold out within a few days.

    Anyone who likes these subtle and soft sherry malts in the direction of long maturation in good refill casks will be able to give this whisky 89 to 93 points. If you are looking for intense and powerful aromas, you will end up below this score. I can understand why someone would give the whisky an 87, but I'm also more on the soft side of power and celebrate this subtle, mature and liquid copper-gold.

    I gave the Glenfarclas 185th (WB183951) 91 points and this one is one or two points better for me, but of course also older and costs almost twice as much.

    Today almost 92 points for enjoyment and quality. Not spectacle. But what do other renowned bottlings cost at 26 years and over 47 percent these days? (Balvenie, Glendronach - I don't even want to start with Macallan, Glenallachie and the value for money..)
    • Nose
      92 92
      92.5
      The nose in the Blenders is liquid gold in copper. Creamy and soft sherry sweetness of soft-boiled plums and apricots. Old school sherry and more along the lines of some of the refill casks in this batch which if they are good will still transfer enough nice sherry flavors to the distillate over the years.

      The wood is very soft and can be found rather sweetly at the end of the aromas. The longer I smell it and the more often I refill, the more beautiful the whisky becomes for me.
    • Taste
      92 92
      91.5
      On the palate, a soft start that offers complex aromas (Glenfarclas distillate, light, soft and sweet sherry aromas, minimally sweet wood) of a subtle kind.
      Everything is very soft and harmonious, but at 26 years and over 47 percent, of course, it is still clearly sufficiently lush and intense. And that's the keyword here: "sufficient" in the sense that this aroma profile is sufficient for me and I don't miss any intensive kicks and outliers here.
      Here you can easily "slurp" the whole 10cl sample in one evening and that's what I understand and appreciate by tasty.
    • Finish
      91 91
      91.5
      The mouthfeel is medium oily and soft. The finish is medium to long and very, very clean with a ripe and rounded fruit sweetness of juicy dried fruit.

  32. Tommy_71 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  33. tommy12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The expectations of this bottling were quite high given the previous ratings, the distillery and the old age. As a result, this is a whisky for me, but it can in no way meet my expectations.

    Here are my impressions in detail:
    Nose: Fruit (the typical GF Mirabelle), pomace, cardboard, pine honey, vanilla, demerara sugar, herbs. Almost perfect and reminiscent of a great 4th fill cask.
    Palate: fruit, alcohol (too) clear, some raisins flash, sweetness, no sulphur, no off-notes.
    Finish: slight bitterness, sweetness, medium to long.
    Conclusion: for me, the not optimally integrated alcohol, the lack of depth of taste and the somewhat unpleasant bitterness lead to a devaluation. Maybe the whisky was bottled a little too late.

    The bottling offers a little more than many Glenfarclas standards. However, my hope has not been fulfilled in any way that the whisky is equal to good 4th Fill Family Casks or Refill Casks. There's still a lot missing. Overall no purchase recommendation. Too expensive for what's on offer, even with a current price of just under 200 euros.

  34. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For me personally not a 90+ candidate, but still high quality
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  35. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [November 2022] Oops, a new Glenfarclas age edition with 26 years at (batch) cask strength looks interesting...

    ...and indeed, it is! The price is not cheap at all (198 Euro) but given the drinking quality of this release it seems to be appropriate (these days). This release is much better than all of the Family Cask editions of the last two years (I tasted) and it is much cheaper. So, if you do not insist on fancy wooden cases and collector's designs go for this one instead - but only if you like the subtle, complex and harmonious old-style sherry maturations. Sherry monster hunters should shy away from this Cinderella dram!

    By the way, this is another malt where sample tasting does not work. If you just have a small dram at your hand, it tastes rather average only. To get the maximum joy I suggest letting it breath for at least 20 minutes and having two drams in a row, better three (and take rather larger sips). This happens very often with such subtle and complex drams, unfortunately. Just to give you an idea: I score the first dram 87-88 points, the second 90 points and the third (and everyone after that) 92-93 points. Sounds strange? No, that is the way excellent whisky works. If you are not satisfied with this dram, just send me a mail and I will buy your (open) bottle at the release price of 2.85 Euro per cl.

    After the fifth dram I am tempted to score this 'farclas even north of that, but most probably this is because of the alcohol intake. Nonetheless it feels pretty good, and I could easily empty this bottle tonight. No, I will not do that and stop after half of the bottle is gone, but the idea is tempting...
    • Nose
      92 92
      The colour is deep gold, and the nose offers an interesting and delicate profile with some dirty machine oil aromas which I like very much (I am not sure if other connoisseurs associate these aromas with dirty machine oils too, as there is no accounting on taste). These machine oils can often be found in sherry-matured drams from the fifties or sixties of the last century (guess why I like them...). There are many other interesting impressions to discover over time (please refer to Prof_Dr_John's review for a detailed list) but do not expect a sherry monster's nose. This is rather the nose of a secret sherry beauty with casks from different sherry styles added (Fino, Oloroso, Amontillado) which make the profile very complex. I could nose and explore this for hours; I am truly flabbergasted.
    • Taste
      93 93
      The taste is adorable! It is multi-multi layered on all great malt and excellent old-style sherry flavours in a perfect wooden framework (please refer to Prof_Dr_John's review for a detailed list). No, this is not a sherry monster - this is a Sherry-Cinderella! Chew it for a while and it will provide your taste buds with a love parade of dancing and singing flavours in great harmony. There is not a single impression I do not like; all are delicious and interesting to explore. This dram is dangerously quaffable, provided you like such delicate and harmonious drams. Truly a modern masterpiece of my beloved Glenfarclas distillery, congrats to all of the staff for this fine dram!
    • Finish
      92 92
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coats all parts of my mouth with a nice creamy texture. Wow, this is excellent and without the slightest distracting moment at all. The finish is long and adds no new impressions but given the great complexity and balance of the taste new impressions are not needed anyway. It vanishes in slowly fading waves and again without any distracting moments at all. Water is not needed - this dram is perfect as it is. And sorry, I have to state this again: Forget the first dram, enjoy the second and adore all other after that!

  36. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Glenfarclas 26 years, bottled at 47.3%, was released at the end of November 2022. It didn't take long for this bottling to be registered in the Glenfarclas fan groups, and some questions immediately arose. Is he new to the Standard range? Is it a one-off special bottling? Why so close to 25? Why now? Questions upon questions... One thing is certain: for me, the new 26er Glenfarclas is a very successful single malt whisky, which at 25 years old makes its "little brother" look pretty "old". As much as the 25 in the nosing glass was convincing in terms of aroma (at least older bottlings - those from the last 3-4 years have become continuously weaker), the taste then less and less fulfilled expectations. This may also be due to the "only" 43% that made him look relatively weak on the chest. The 26 can do this much better. Both are quite similar in the nose, but in the mouth the 26er plays its trump cards. The 47.3% is very good for him and carries the whole load of aromas very well. The taste experience is much more intense and is absolutely convincing. A time-honored malt that has aged beautifully and has a lot of quality. Quality that is no longer so common in times of the NAS whisky glut. For me an absolute buy recommendation. The only question that remains is whether the 26 will be available permanently in the range or whether this is a special bottling. In any case, the 26er makes the question of family casks that are comparable in price (which have shown a sometimes catastrophic performance, especially with the last release) almost superfluous. Well done Glenfarclas! 92 points from me. Slainte!
    • Nose
      92 92
      First impression: Glenfarclas 25, only better! Dark copper vibrates in the Simple Sample Nosing glass and the Glenfarclas 26 (why 26?!) immediately exudes a typical Glenfarclas aroma profile. The Oloroso barrels have left a good load of fruity aromas such as raisins, plums, dates and dark berries. Gradually notes of sour apple, cinnamon, peach and apricots are added. The longer you smell Glenfarclas, the more complex the aromas in the nose become. Dark chocolate, coffee, hazelnuts and orange peel join in, and gradually delicate spicy notes of oak can also be heard. The 47.3% are very well integrated and hardly noticeable. Hints of pine needles and cigar box as well as a hint of menthol can be heard, which after a while are complemented by a hint of ginger spiciness - more and more associations spread in the nose. Overall a very interesting and exciting nosing.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The first impression on the tongue is very positive, the 47.3% push hard and bring exactly what the normal 25er Glenfarclas was missing: power! The fruity sweetness is very present at the beginning. Above all, the dark berries initially set the tone, with hints of blackberries now also being very noticeable. The flow of saliva is strongly stimulated, and a potpourri of sweet, dark fruits and chocolaty aromas prevails on the tongue. The longer you chew the Glenfarclas, the more the notes of dark chocolate, mocha and coffee come through, but without getting the fruity sweetness down. Despite the 26 years, the oak surprisingly stays in the background. It is only very discreetly perceptible in the background. A second sip is a little more intense, the ginger spiciness can now be felt more clearly on the tongue, and the spicy aromas are now much more present. Delicate tannins, a hint of furniture polish and the finest spices complement each other perfectly with the sherry sweetness. Great taste!
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is medium long and warming. Initially, a sticky sweetness lingers in the mouth, which is joined after a few moments by a slightly sour ginger spiciness. The mouth dries relatively quickly and now comes the moment of the oak. The typical spice notes of the barrels now fill the mouth delicately and delicately, without completely displacing the fruity sweetness. A slight bitterness spreads in the mouth. If you run the tip of your tongue along your cheeks, you still have enough residual sweetness, which all in all delivers a very successful finish.

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