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Glenfiddich 19-year-old

Overall rating
84.93/100
votes
326
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Age of Discovery - Madeira
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Madeira Cask
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010327315669
Added on
22 May 2011 3:21 pm

Average value

€ 117,89

Whisky Reviews for Glenfiddich 19-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.93 points

  1. markfeit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    funky wood and sweet wine and grapes. A nice counterpart to the 19 red wine.

  2. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Typical Glenfiddich character. Balanced and for the 40% he is great. I had tested the Madeira because I wanted to get the set. The PVL is a bit too high for me though. Is close to the pain threshold for me. I decide that only after the complete rehearsal.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Here the nose gets to feel the age. Oranges, apricots and a touch of lime behind them. Now a sweet vanilla with caramel and honey.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet dark fruits with spicy sweet oak anticipate. Bright chocolate on apple Helene in berry compote. Sweet and almost floral, it shows good balance.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Wonderfully viscid he stays medium in the mouth. Sweet but quite dry with orange peel. Behind it the sweet vanilla again. Really nice and soft. Nothing is pressing. He always goes.

  3. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fruit gum, vanilla, malt, sweet apples, tropical fruits, floral motifs, perfume notes, freshly sawn oak board, honey, new leather clothing, raisins, a hint of varnish and acetone. Toward the middle of the dram, light wine notes and cocoa powder begin to appear. 22
    • Taste
      Moderate, moderately dry. Pepper, malt, fudge, oak tannins, salted caramel. 21
    • Finish
      Long, smoothly fading, slightly astringent. Dominated shades of oak barrels, malt, a little bitter beer, at the end is added menthol chill. 22
      Very similar to the Bourbon brother, but, as for me, a little less balanced. The influence of barrels from the Madeira is almost not felt. Balance 21.
      Total 86

  4. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Light, fruits, dates, raisin, cake, marzipan, prunes notes on nose.

    Dates, apples, spices, roughness, raisin, sweet berries notes on palate.

    Spices, chocolate, vanilla, light dryness, sweet fruits on long finish. 

  5. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Super nice, for Madeirafans definitely a recommendation. The flowery sweetness fits wonderfully with the delicate character of the Glenfiddich distillate. Unfortunately, as always slightly bottled, with 46-48% would certainly be a weapon.
    • Nose
      mild and soft. Honey and floral sweetness. Fully ripe limes with cane sugar, with a slightly earthy note of fresh mushrooms. Mild rooibos tea with sweet vanilla. Very pleasing, for 19 years very soft, barely perceptible woody spice, but a pleasant Madeira sweetness that does not kill you
    • Taste
      For the low alcohol content, it is immediately present in the mouth, good onset, does not feel watery. Candied citrus fruit and cinnamon give a Christmassy touch, without the whisky itself being "festive" - ​​on the other hand, the freshness that it has retained after 19 years speaks for itself. The vanilla is still good, mixed with now numerous barrel spices. The Madeira is light and flowery-sweet above, ripe cantaloupe melon and lychee lie as a fruit component now in the glass
    • Finish
      a bit short, a little candied ginger, here revenge the 40%

  6. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An absolutely fantastic nose that was not really matched by the taste and finish unfortunately but this is a good dram without doubts. I tasted this one in a vertical with the Caoran Reserve, the 125th reserve and the 15 yo distillery edition and this one was the winner. Also in that lineup there were two private bottling's of cask strength 15 yo and 21 yo which was amazing. Nothing I have ever tasted in official bottling of Glenfiddich. There is so much quality in their whisky but somehow much of it is usually lost in the regular releases. That's a shame.

    Rating interval 83-86
    • Nose
      Closed to start with some cereal and biscuits but a fantastic aroma developed after 25-30 minutes in the glass. Well worth letting it calm down in the glass. Explosion of fruits, custard and icing sugar. Sweet fresh red apples as well as baked apples together with barley sugar and hints of cinnamon.  
    • Taste
      Slightly bitter arrival with lemon and grapefruit. More barley sugar on the development with licorice and some fresh mint. Not as fruity as expected from the wonderful nose but some unripe fresh crisp pears are there.
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short with subtle spices and almost some sparkling mineral water with a twist of lemon in it. Not something I recognize in whisky everyday, thats for sure.

  7. Mr.Aberlour scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      97 97
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Jeig scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Fruity, sweet, nice oak
    • Taste
      Sweet, rounded, oily, medium body, easy access
    • Finish
      Medium finish, sweet, balance

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    Ingenious nose, in the mouth it is not quite as awesome, but still a strong development until the departure of the beautiful barrel wort really fun. Not overly complex, just right, you could drink every day
    • Nose
      Immediately malt, dried fruit, prunes, raisins, caramel, a touch of alcohol, a little barrel flavor
    • Taste
      Raisins, here too the malty, more dried fruit, toffee, caramel, then the barrel wort, which leads into the finish
    • Finish
      Still the barrel wort, but also still dried fruits, which stop by again and again, some bitterness and tannins from the oak and everything stays pretty long ...

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Figs, lemon cake, bergamot, some mint. Dry soil and a hint of sugar beet syrup.
    • Taste
      Green pears, almonds, honey. Caipirinha, white chocolate. Short.

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