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Glenfarclas 18-year-old

Overall rating 322 votes 84.76

Tastingtags

58 Notes

Macheye
Expert Junior Macheye Tasting note
18 Oct 2017 11:29 am
Macheye gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Very pronounced creamy fudge and toffee. There are lightly stewed stone fruits (peach) and some nice bite from lemon zest. Some quite strong malty aromas, vanilla and going a touch deeper – chocolate. Throughout there’s a certain dusty/mustiness to the whole affair.

Taste

Silky arrival and packed full of juicy fruits. Much more fruit-driven than the nose, we’re into oranges, tinned pear, mangoes, guavas and sour cherries. The creamy fudge and chocolate are still there, but taken down a notch compared to the fruit.

Finish

Medium with a touch of white pepper.

Comments

Despite only a year older than the 17 year old, this turns out to be a rather different Glenfarclas. The 18 year old emphasises fruit, fruit and more fruit, eschewing the heavier cask and spice notes found in the 17 year old. As a travel retail expression you’ll get a whole litre of this for roughly £75 which represents decent value vs. quality. Tasty stuff, but perhaps not as bold as other expressions in the distillery’s line-up.

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Calmar
Expert Senior Calmar Tasting note
04 Oct 2017 8:59 am
Calmar gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

Сдержанный, сухой, обработанная древесина, лёгкие цветочные нотки, столярная мастерская - лак, растворитель; лёгкие земляные тона, кислые сухофрукты - чернослив, курага; яблочный сок, лёгкие миндальные нотки, изюм.

Taste
Плотный, древесно-маслянистый, чернослив, чёрный перец, горечь неясного происхождения, тёмное пиво, квасное сусло.


Finish
Пряное, согревающее, дуб, сушёные грибы, квасное сусло, жжёная карамель, горечь, тёмное пиво.


Comments

Не самый удачный представитель линейки, аромат, вначале сдержанный со временем раскрывается, но во вкусе/финише явно присутствует совершенно неуместная горечь, портящая всё впечатление, да и в остальном скучновато, какой-то провал в линейке в зоне 18-21 года, до - нормально, после - отлично, а тут вяло и уныло.

Landryn
Expert Senior Landryn Review note
02 Oct 2017 7:13 pm
Landryn gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
86
Finish
84
Price
80
Presentation
83
knopfler99
Member Senior knopfler99 Review note
10 Sep 2017 3:19 pm
knopfler99 gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.9
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
84
Finish
82
Price
86
Presentation
83
knopfler99
Member Senior knopfler99 Tasting note
10 Sep 2017 3:40 pm
knopfler99 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Amber
Nose

5 cl Sample von einem Freund verkostet . Los geht's in der Nase mit getrockneten Pflaumen, Rosinen, reifen Äpfeln und gehackte Mandeln. Leichte Aromen von reifen Birnen. Alles in der Nase ist sehr gut eingebunden, nichts sticht heraus, alles sehr angenehm. Kein Alkohol. / Während des trinkens kommt eine Geruchsnote nach Walnuss dazu.

Taste

Ein guter Antritt mit leichter bis mittlerer Bitterkeit. Würzig und ein wenig schärfe von der Eiche. Etwas Speichelfluss zu spüren, dann Anklänge von Anis und Bitterkraut. Auch hier kein Alkohol zu merken, alles ist gut eingebunden. Die Fruchtnoten treten ehr in den Hintergrund.

Finish

Leicht pelzig am Gaumen geht ehr dahin, die Bitterkeit durch die Eiche bleibt und ist sehr präsent. Der Abgang ist nicht gerade lange und intensiv aber durchaus angenehm.

Comments

Sehr solider und unkomplizierter Malt - angenehm zu trinken - mit einem sehr guten Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis.

tromby
Expert Junior tromby Note
04 Sep 2017 1:15 pm
tromby gave this whisky 82 points

Had this one from a recent batch and was quite disappointed with it.
Others at the table suggested that this particlar (newer) batch is not anymore what this whisky used to be...

Wiz
Expert Junior 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

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