http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/glendronach-single-casks-at-its-best-1972-batch-7-vs-1971-batch-11-36790/ Color: Amontilado sherry
Nose: Very harmonious and round with fantastic aromas of honey, balsamic, herbs, nuts and tobacco leaves, which are provided with relatively discreet spice. The salty minerality easily gets the upper hand and is accompanied by some peppermint with a light chocolate touch. In between, at times a little paraffin and delicate gum, which, however, does not interfere at any time. Now the fruit component comes into play: aromas of elderberry, plums and dark berries are spiced up again and again with fresh mint and eucalyptus.
Taste: Properly fat for 40yo - round and harmonious with dark berries (blackberries), passion fruit, sweet honey, leather and onset, dry wood. Hints to the finish of floor wax, nuts and Turkish mocha and thus a bit tart.
Finish: Medium long - with lots of wood that dries up the finish a bit. But again, the fruity, dark berries, which, however, have a lot of effort against the wood. With complementary notes of coffee, mocha and chocolate.
93 points (nose: 94 / taste: 93 / finish: 91)