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Glendronach 1972

Overall rating
94.33/100
votes
86
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
02.03.1972
Bottled
03.2012
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Casknumber
713
Number of bottles
476
Strength
50.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
LMDW / Whisky Live Singapore 2012
Added on
18 Jun 2012 6:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4084,77

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Tastingtags

12 Notes

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Note
21 Jan 2018 10:51 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 90 points

Head to head :- 

1970 22 year 43% cask 546-7 Reserve Cantarelli Signatory   

1972  39 year 49.9% cask 712   

1972 1972 40 year 50.2% cask 713   

1972 1972 43 year 51.1% cask 706     

Tried all of these Glendronach H2H and they are all around the 90 point mark for me but the 1970 SV may get the nod.   

The 1975 Speyburn Clan Cask 37 year cask 3413 55.4% is better than all of them on nose and taste and if you compare that it is roughly £300 at auction when the likes of cask 706 is £2000, it looks like an absolute steal.  

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
21 Jan 2018 8:20 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 90 points

Like cask 712, I ask myself where is the distillery profile, this is why I prefer 2nd fill sherry casks that let the distillery profile shine through.

Price point kept at 90 points so as not to affect score too much but people are paying far too much for this sort of whisky, it is good but not a stand out whisky.

Weighted Rate
89.6
Nose
92
Initial taste
91
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
90
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
21 Jan 2018 8:51 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Burnt umber
Nose

Like the previous 72 a nice nose on, black cherry, black berry black currants, meat gravy, plum and dark raisins.

Taste

Vibrant and zesty and I am getting some peat here which adds to the combination but dare I say it, its a little thin on the palate, this is not a creamy mouthfeel like cask 712.

Black currant, some raspberry coming in, the peat is growing but there is some woody bitterness now which dries your palate out.

Finish

Quite long, getting plummy but a little dry

Comments

Its nice enough but at this price you must be joking.

ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
14 Jul 2017 8:33 pm
ctu gave this whisky 94 points
Color
Mahogany
Nose

Divine. Complex and refineed. Sherry is flawless.
Rum raisin, prune and blueberry. Grape seed and aszú grape.
Antique leather, nutmeg, varnished wood and a touch of After Eight chocolate.

Taste

Incredibly powerful and concentrated. Oak, sherry, cocoa, clove, nutmeg, coconut.
Raisin, gooseberry and plum compote. Orange peel, tobacco and black tea. Awesome.

Finish

Long, spicy, fruity, sherry. Almost all flavors are preserved.

Comments

Very wide palette, flawless maturation, balance, complexity and intensity. Brutal.
Perhaps this is why a bottle is ~ 4000 euro? :)

sagara-kun
Expert Senior sagara-kun Tasting note
08 Jan 2017 2:40 am
sagara-kun gave this whisky 92 points
Color
Old oak
Nose
La robe est magnifique.
Le nez a directement un petit quelque chose de magique.
On se prend une bouffée de fruit de la passion directement. 
Comme certaine vieux et bons cognacs, et certains vieux rhums, on a de la prune confite et du raisins mûr.
Un boisé assez discret et très doux. Accompagnée d'un peu de rosée et de sous bois.

Quelques bonbons chimiques acidulés.
Après un bon moment dans le verre, on a plus de fruit rouge.
Le boisé est aussi plus présent.
Taste
Très concentrée en arôme.
Beaucoup de fruits mûrs et rouges. Mûre, groseille, cerise.
Mais aussi beaucoup de bois. C'est asséchant et une amertume est présente.
Des épices, du clou de girofle. Du cuir et du cigare.
Finish
La finale est au début très boisée. Un peu trop.
Asséchante sur la sciure et le clou de girofle. Des fruits rouges toujours présents dans la continuité de la bouche.

Comments

Le nez est vraiment magnifique.

En bouche, c'est une explosion de saveur, malheureusement un peu trop boisée à mon goût.
Un grand whisky tout de même.
Ma note ocille entre 92 et 93 suivant les dégustations.
svenske2015
Expert Senior svenske2015 Note
07 Sep 2016 1:05 pm

whiskyfun:

Glendronach 40 yo 1972/2012 (50.2%, OB, LMdW, Oloroso Sherry Butt, cask # 713, 476 bottles) Five stars Colour: deep amber. Nose: wham! An unbeatable combination of very old Sauternes, raisins, pipe tobacco, Demarara rum, prunes and, well, Christmas cake... 

That was just the first layer, because many tinier aromas are well alive underneath it, including cured ham, cigars, truffle, leather polish, humus and chocolate. Ultra-classic top-notch sherry maturing without the slightest flaw.  After fifteen minutes: more pleasantly heady notes of big black raisins (and maybe dried goji berries). Mouth: powerful and hugely concentrated, starting both spicy and fruity (dried). It's appropriately extremely Christmassy, in fact. Chocolate, cloves, juniper berries, raisins, prunes, caraway seeds, dates, cardamom… It's all fantastic and strikingly fresh and heavy at the same time. High concentration. Finish: very long, with more coffee this time as well as touches of kirsch. Cloves again in the aftertaste, and big time. Comments: simply another wonder from Scotland's emblematic vintage. Vintage effects are controversial in whisky but should they exist, I think 1972 was to Scotch was 1959 was to French wine. SGP:652 - 92 points.


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autowatch092
Expert Senior autowatch092 Note
25 Jun 2015 5:26 pm
autowatch092 gave this whisky 90 points

Colour: Dark copper Nose: Cassis, dried figs and apricots, dark chocolate, leather, cinnamon, hints of nutmeg and soy sauce. Palate: Prunes, cassis, orange marmalade, tobaccy, dark chocolate, strong tea, hints ofcardamom and nutmeg. Finish: Very long, dry and fruity. Overall: A divine combination of sherry flavours is somewhat compromised by a very dry and tannic mouthfeel. It was high time this was bottled.

http://www.dramming.com/2013/04/25/glendronach-40-yo-19722012-cask-713/

Prof.Schoof
Expert Senior Prof.Schoof Note
10 Feb 2015 9:30 am

This Whisky was sold for 1.250 € at Whiskyauction in Feb. 2015

zby0001
Expert Senior zby0001 Review note
09 Sep 2014 4:44 am
zby0001 gave this whisky 96 points
Weighted Rate
96
Nose
95
Initial taste
97
Body
96
Finish
97
Price
93
Presentation
97
Talisker & Brora & Lagavulin & Glendronach
Rossi99
Member Senior Rossi99 Note
01 Feb 2014 12:41 pm
Rossi99 gave this whisky 94 points

The nosing is very aromatic and deeply fruity.Red yellow fruitiness and the ripe PASSIONFRUIT!!! lovely.
Silky with a delicate and balanced acid backbone...really smooth.
The finish is nice, gentle and pretty long!
I'm really into this kind of whisky!
My best 1972 so far!

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