Great nose, not overly sherried, really elegant which is the sort of whisky i like.
Marshmallow, nougat, red berries, plum jam, faint orange marmalade , there is also a sweet floral note, actually if i said floral gum sweets that would be about right.
The nose just reeks of class, probably the best Glenfarclas nose out of the ones i have tried.
There is some initially fruity sweetness with a little mulled wine spice and some sweet red berry liqueur on the top layer. There is some oak that checks the sweetness but thankfully the sweetness wins the battle.
As you go on the wood increases but the fruit is still in control, what is really good is the balance
The finish is very composed, no burn retaining spice and sweetness.
With water:- (5 very small drops)
Little change on the nose just a little more fruit, the palate retains good balance but the water has releases more wood and this time it overpowers the fruity, jammy sweetness, not by much but you notice it.
There is more spice on the tail now pushing the sweetness in the background.
The balance is still really good.