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Glenfarclas 18-year-old

Overall rating 292 votes 84.91

Tastingtags

52 Notes

Wiz
Member Senior Wiz Review note
08 Aug 2017 8:34 am
Wiz gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
82
Price
89
Presentation
85
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
05 May 2017 7:24 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 85 points

[November, 2014]  I had this dram during a community tasting near Bonn.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no detailed notes.

There is no accounting for taste...
fgg
Expert Junior fgg Review note
25 Apr 2017 8:50 am
fgg gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.3
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
87
maltdude
Member Senior maltdude Tasting note
20 Apr 2017 5:31 pm
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Lemons, raisins, cocoa, sweet, almonds, sherry. After the first sip: oranges, caramel. The lemons fades away into the background. Some dried, soft apricots. Really complex.

Taste

Fullbodied and mouthfilling but very smooth at the same time. Lemonzest, apples, overripe pears, almonds, honey, dark fruits, bitter chocolate.

Finish

Very long and balanced finish with some bitter chocolate and leather. Some nuts on the very end.

Comments
robain
Expert Senior robain Review note
05 Mar 2017 3:53 pm
robain gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
82.7
Nose
82
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
85
My Collection
Allandale
Connoisseur Allandale Tasting note
26 Feb 2017 4:57 pm
Allandale gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Complex  and fresh : honey,lemon,vanilla.  Added water more  lemon,and hazelnuts.

Taste

Full and powerful, again honey,lemon,citrus, creamy toffee,almonds apples, dried fruit, prunes. Lovely.

Finish

Long  and warm. Complex.

Comments

Lovely Glenfarclas.

July-Malt
Member Senior July-Malt Review note
03 Feb 2017 6:10 am
July-Malt gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.4
Nose
85
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
91
hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
13 Jan 2017 7:12 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
84.9
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
80
Hans Bolt
Kalle208
Member Senior Kalle208 Tasting note
11 Jan 2017 9:28 pm
Kalle208 gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Apfel- und Zitronenfruchtigkeit aber auch Säure, Honig, helle Trauben und Früchtetee 

Taste

weich und süß gleitet der Malt durch den Mund, langsam kommt Würze und etwas Eiche auf. Beides breitet sich zunehmend aus und verbleibt. leichte Trockenheit

Finish

langer, wärmender, würziger Abgang

Comments


TheWhiskyAgent
Member Senior TheWhiskyAgent Note
28 Dec 2016 10:43 am
TheWhiskyAgent gave this whisky 82 points

The Glenfarclas-sherry-arrival, just the way I like it. Christmas cake (how appropriate) and spices with almonds. Some over ripe pears and some orange peel, or make that candied orange peel since the Pannetone is just around the corner. On the palate it starts with spicy oak then becomes medium sweet and creamy. Really quite dry and with compliments from the cask. Not as fruity as the nose would suggest but well balanced. By adding water the whole gets younger and lighter. The concept is lost and the oak feels more. Don’t do it. A higher strength would have helped. Finishes medium long and drying, could this be European oak?

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