Glenfarclas 1990 Edition N°12

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Charles Doig
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 24 09 07 - L 26 09 07
Added on
25 sep 2008 12:16 pm

Average value

€ 429.00

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18 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1990 Edition N°12

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.14 points.

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wonderful! A wonderfully intense Glenfarclas, characterized by dark sherry.
    Compared to the current editions of the personality series, this edition has a great character, volume, aroma density and despite only 16 years it looks really "old school" and incredibly intense and balanced. Yes, i like it!

    23/23/22/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Dark copper with a wonderfully velvety sheen shimmers in the Premium Snifter. Dark fruits rise and blend with a hint of tobacco and leather to create an incredibly intense sherry note. Dried grapes and berries, grated old orange peel, dark caramel and raisins, dates and old apricots exude their wonderful aroma. Sour cherries mix with juicy oranges, crumbs of dark chocolate fall on creamy vineyard peach, hard caramel and a handful of hazelnuts end in fine-tart leather and cedar wood. Hints of minimal smoke, sweetish tobacco and wet leather again. Suddenly the saliva is stimulated, I look forward to the first sip and let the wonderful sherry aromas run through my nose again ...
    • Taste
      Velvety vineyard peach mixes with tobacco and leather, raisins and dates on the first sip, followed by a pinch of grated old orange peel, sour grapefruit and a few dashes of lemon. Sour cherries flatter the palate, subtle sharpness tickles on the tongue before a dry mouthfeel sets in. Raisins and dates, old apricots and peaches, hints of dark chocolate and spicy wood tones, oranges and dark caramel, plus this incredibly intense note of ripe sour cherries and morello cherries. A hint of fresh mint is added, creamy leather and crumbs of tobacco float in the saliva, with creamy toffee the taste and aftertaste are blurred ...
    • Finish
      In addition to a creamy mouthfeel, cherries and leather dominate the aftertaste, citrus fruits in the form of grapefruit and lemon refresh the palate, a pinch of white pepper with wooden notes still tickles the tongue. Hazelnuts and a hint of wet leaves appear, caramelized sugar and zest of oranges follow, with spicy wood tones and a dark, dried fruit note the aftertaste slowly fades away and leaves a splash of leather and a splash of leather and a pool of sour cherry juice ...

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  3. dRambo scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    very nice retro malt, rather less sweet, noble tart masculine and still a gentledram - class part

    in CS there would be 2 points more
    • Nose
      90 90
      dry heavy, voluminous wine aromas, grape stalks, oak cupboards, a touch of furniture polish and high-quality shoe polish, jammy fruit aromas - blackberry, cherry, strawberry, sweet summer blossoms, chocolate shavings, extremely oily / waxy simply looks old in the best sense of the word
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dry start, flower stalks, dry oak, baking cocoa powder, oily, strongly interwoven fruitiness, the like dried berries / cherries in dark chocolate - valuable, super ripened without missing notes with lush fullness
    • Finish
      90 90
      noble tart, herbaceous with polished wood and great wax aromas - medium length - mint and chocolate long


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