- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Dark Oloroso Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 53.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Imported by Filliers Graanstokerij N.V./S.A.
- Added on
- 10 Oct 2011 3:30 pm
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109 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1980
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.57 points
a lot of dark sherry, slightly sour red berries and quite viiiieeeel oak
Although somehow a typical sherry nose, but something unusual (meaning neutral) is then there
heavy alcohol, then a lot of sweet fruit, oak without end and a light wood smoke note ... that could come from the strong sherry keg ... with time it gets drier and drier
hm ... the aroma does not tolerate the water really well, I like it better
the taste, however, is much more pleasant. The oak becomes almost stronger, the wood smoke too
- Excellent sherry Glenfarclas. Very sweat, lots of sherry notes. Dried fruits and toffee, hint of apples and nuts. Dry in the mouth / tannin and smoky. Medium to long finish.
- Big sherry task, lack of finesse and complexity although I like this kind of profile
Big sherry (dates, figs, milk chocolate)
Alcoholic, concentrated, woody
- tasted with Aby and JJ
sherry, earthy - mushrooms, briny! and black currant
tannins, pepper, liquorice and cappucino
rubber, smoke, roasted barley and fudge
- A dark sherry monster very austere and very very good.
A very sherry nose, dry, chocolatey, earthy, and dusty. Red fruits stewed in a mess.
A chocolaty, grassy, stewed, woody, spicy and slightly minty mouth. Powerful and round.
Average finish on an earthy dryness and very cooked red fruits.
- N: Lots and lots of sherry, prunes, coffee, some chocolate and .....some grassy(nice!) notes, wow! And there's also some smoke.
T: buckets full of sherry, fruits, smoke, leather and my favourite liquorice, as well as some cacao; all together very palatable(body).
F: there is no finish, it goes on and on and...(due to the sherry, me think).
It's a cracker! Thanks a lot my friend :-)
ps. No water added.
- Tasting Notes from WhiskyNotes.be (01 May 2014):
Nose: very big sherry, up to the point where it becomes flinty and almost smoky. Lots of prune juice, chocolate coated cherries, espresso and herbal notes like rosemary and eucalyptus. Tobacco leaves and leather. A whole array of aromas from earthy notes all the way to sour overtones.Mouth: sherried whisky can hardly get more sherried than this. Dried fruits, dark herbal teas. Again a slightly funny smokiness. Leathery notes, lots of herbs as well as liquorice. Dark cocoa powder. Ginger. Quite massive and oaky.Finish: long, still quite heavy, with hints of herbal liqueurs and some woody astringency.Comments: well, it’s certainly interesting to see how far you can go with sherry maturation – this is very herbal and earthy with a hint of smoke and some medicinal edges. Maybe not the best example of balance or complexity, but a big sherried dram nonetheless.Score: 89/100.
- A pretty old fashioned sherry relatively austere.