Rating: A damn good drinkable and delicious Glenfiddich the category "for long balmy summer evenings together with good friends, where not the whisky in the glass in the foreground." Not really spectacular, with comparatively little recognition and for me no large bottle candidate. Nonetheless an uncomplicated and quite delicious companion. There are 86 points for me today.
With a beautiful golden-reddish shine, the drop lies in the glass. The nose is very vinous and fruity right from the start. There are ripe apricots and passion fruit. With oranges, red apples, pears and almost overripe light grapes. In the background there is a beautiful, subtle malt note and occasionally a slightly tart leather note flashes through. The sweet and sour fruit notes are shimmering deliciously in the glass and the longer I smell it, the more subliminally vanilla and caramel come into their own.
At first, the drop meets surprisingly clear and spicy on the tip of the tongue. Immediately smashes the fear that the minimum thickness could come across a bit thin. Together with initially not individually tangible fruits, some sweetish malt and a slightly creamy vanilla appear on the scene. The spicy goes for a moment towards white pepper, some cinnamon and anise; but then quite quickly the oak settles with a harsh juicy wood taste. At the same time, individual fruits gain attention: above all, orange, orange peel and again apricot. Dry-fruity and slightly tart, the taste goes into the finish.
The finish is medium in length and could be a bit more intense for my taste. Accompanied by herbaceous oak and cinnamon, the fruits sound pleasant with a delicious malt flavor.