Glenfiddich 19-year-old

Overall rating
85.24/100
votes
263
Whiskybase ID
WB40016
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Age of Discovery - Red Wine
Bottled
11.03.2013
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Red Wine Cask Finish
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L34X 4351 1103
Barcode
5010327045108
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
15 feb 2013 1:30 pm

Average value

€ 221.85

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Whisky reviews for Glenfiddich 19-year-old

28 users have left 29 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.24 points.

  1. tancerz11111 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Gregorsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  3. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  4. Moses scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I really enjoyed the other two in this trilogy. And between Bourbon and Madeira I didn't know for a long time which one comes across better for me. Both at a high level in their field. But this wine finish doesn't pick me up. Everything on a boring level and easily mass-compatible. Especially the PLV suffers a lot here. Not mine, sorry.
    • Nose
      Little left of red wine? Only some rare malt notes with little sulfur. Now a hint of apricot and rare tea notes come through. Unfortunately, not much is happening. Too bad.
    • Taste
      The basis is probably the red fruits. Spicy and velvety sweet with a woody touch. The red berries are disturbed by light pepper. But fruity notes that gently and gently fill the mouth. Now he's done a lot again. He is collecting points with a really harmonious palate feeling. In the middle part he can impress again. But still on a lower level.
    • Finish
      Medium to short and spicy. It ends unexpectedly sour and increasingly bitter without red wine. Boring, and no memory effect. He won't make it on my shelf.

  5. AnPiobaireStreodag scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Bought bottle for £60 which I thought reasonable. Pleasant flavours and very easy to drink. Glenfiddich not something I normally go for but will happily buy this again. 46% strength could have improved it but overall enjoyed the whisky.

  6. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Baked and fresh apple, vanilla, sweet pastries, flour, cotton candy, ascorbic acid, recently sawn board, furniture lacquer, wet wood, pencil shavings, delicate wine notes, cocoa powder. 22
    • Taste
      Full-bodied, moderately dry. Tropical fruits, salt, malt, salted caramel, oak barrel. 21
    • Finish
      Medium in length, smoothly fading, slightly astringent. Tannins dominate, oak barrel motifs, a bitter bitterness appears in the middle of the dram. 21

      Very harmonious, balanced, “rounded" whisky. Balance 22.
      Total 86

  8. Jean Ginster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    there are point deduction because
    only 40%
    colored
    filtered
    That should go better at this price range.
    • Nose
      88 88
      very fruity.

      Sweet vanilla with red fruits. malt
      Complex. No alcohol noticeable.

      A nice nose, if you like it sweet and fruity
      Wine, marmalade fruit and light malt note
    • Taste
      84 84
      a very soft start.

      Sweet, maybe the sugar with some aspartame.

      Then again the red fruits, cherry with red currant, with walnut.

      The oak is only very noticeable.

      The age tastes you.

      Very soft, unfortunately a bit weak because of the 40%. I would like to drink it with 46% or cask strength. That would certainly be much better, he has what it takes.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium.

      If sweet and fruity, the sweetness is a bit artificial.

      Out of the throat comes some oak with walnut and malt.

      On the whole a fruity flatterer.

  9. stefan_PB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very nice fruity whisky. Heavy and oily with a great finish.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Wine, marmalade fruit and light malt note
    • Taste
      84 84
      Fruity, sweetness, trace nuttiness, pleasant oak, very soft
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very long and warming, sweetness of the wine and finally the oak, great finish

  10. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A very pleasing, aromatic single malt from the Age of Discovery series, satisfying nose and palate equally. The red wine cask finish brings in rich fruitiness and well-dosed sweetness but without overwhelming the distillery character. This is nicely balanced with a warming spicy core. A really pleasant surprise. Water isn't necessary at all! 

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/glenfiddich/
    • Nose
      Pleasantly fruity on the nose with red cherries, raspberries, red currant and yellow apples. This is complemented by vanilla and a rich wine aroma. Hints of  white pepper and oak spice in the back.
    • Taste
      Subtle sweet but fairly fruity start on the palate with wine aroma, red cherries and raspberries. Creamy even velvety. Then warming spices arrive with cinnamon, white pepper and oak, followed by a touch of bitter grape peel towards the finish. The delicate warming pepperiness increases with a second sip.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, warm and creamy. Slightly sweet with red berries compote, a touch of grape peel, oak and tannins on the tail.

      With water: Water enhances the fruitiness on the nose with more yellow apples, red cherries and berries and wine flavours. Even citric notes and juicy oranges arrive, nicely mixed with creamy vanilla in the back. On the palate, however, the lovely sweet and fruity notes are significantly tamed, while dry notes of oak, tannins and bitter grape peel take over. The finish is short, subtle warm and dry with oak, tannins and a hint of creamy fruit jam on the tail.

  11. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh. Red apples, dark grapes, raspberries, honey. Orange jelly. Some earth and reeds.
    • Taste
      Raspberry cake, vanilla ice cream, roasted almonds. Orange marmalade, Campari. Slightly sticky, medium length.

  12. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. Tony-Port Lady did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      39 39

  14. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Trilogy
    of AOD, after the excellent Madeira (90) to just good Bourbon Cask
    (82), feeling are this RW Cask would fall in between the two. N- Open up well with some nice old malt here, rusty iron, match box
    boosted with juicy peaches, apricot, subtle burnt powdery tea leafs.
    Probably some musky wood there too. Balance, complex, pleasant. P- Non aggressive, no rush, gentle and mild manner. Consistent layers
    of nutmeg, then comes the peppery notes, some kind of tropical fruits
    which I unable to identify, but this is delicious.

    F- Medium,
    silky and firm body. Touch of sourish treacle with echoing white
    peppercorn warmness remains. Masterfully balance, no hints of any
    unfavorable tannin, but in fact I am anticipating a bit more red wine
    character in this.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. HunterRomario scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At the first tasting I liked a little more, the resulting score is the average of the two rounds of tasting, the result slightly weakened from 88 to 87 points. During the tasting of the Peat Brothers in cooperation with our downstairs guest, this whisky ended in an overall 8th grade of eight, but it was a set so balanced and good that it was just for interest. You can see the overall results here: viewtopic.php? F = 9 & t = 2128 & start = 10 Great thanks to Nethar for the chance to taste, this Glenfiddich was pleased.
    • Nose
      Highly sweet, nicely stuffed and so fruityly acidic. Chocolate, raisins, fruit sweetness, sweetly spiced and occasionally with a touch of mint. Slightly old wood, lightly "dull". (88 b)
    • Taste
      At the first tasting, I appreciated 40% of my taste and flavor, and at the time of the two-month meal, I regretted the low voltages. On the tongue spicy, spicy, delicate, with a nice barrel effect. Sweet spice. Dry and lightly sweetened at the same time. Dryness like the sherry barrel. (86 b)

  17. Daan Tje scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  18. Tobs1991 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    In the Red Wine Finish, I find dark berries and dry wine in the nose, with a hint of wood and some sweet vanilla in the background. The taste is pleasantly spicy, a pleasant warmth and sweetness spreads in the mouth, which also characterizes the finish.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  19. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  20. Georges scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spicy, nutty, berries, dark fruit, cherries
    • Taste
      Smooth, oily, creamy, sweet, dark fruit
    • Finish
      Medium long, smooth, warm, spicy

  21. JacobaEd scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  22. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very tasty whisky, but with 40% also very soft rinsed. Since the pharmacy price is already cheeky.
    • Nose
      sweet-and-caramel sweetness, sweet and spicy oak notes, slightly resinous, with a little water and a little time, the fruits come out - juicy, fresh, redcurrants, raspberries, a hint of red grapes
    • Taste
      first mouthfeel: dusty-dry, then old wood, getting spicier, bitter chocolate, oak, then fruity-sweet - overripe, red, sugared berries with chocolate (but quite mild overall)
    • Finish
      medium-long, bittersweet

  23. Dramlicious scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The most recent release of the 'Age of Discovery' series, a 19 Years Old finished in casks that previously held South American red wines,

    to commemorate the 1831 voyage of the HMS Beagle. The Beagle travelled around the globe and landed on the east coast of South America, allowing Charles Darwin to collect fossils that would lead to the development of his famous theory of evolution. The HMS Beagle’s voyage lasted nearly five years. Darwin spent much of the trip travelling on land to collect specimens of plants, animals and fossils – making long expeditions to the interior of Argentina – now famous as a wine-growing region.http://dramlicious.com/tasty-tastings-episode-36/

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. Whisky_Wolf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  26. Murmelkasten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. Cipidos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  28. Wild Thing scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    It's not very complex right now, but I like it very much anyway.
    • Nose
      The wine is there immediately ... Many red berries and fruits a little vanilla with light wood notes.
    • Taste
      Spicy and sweet with light wood notes and lots of sweet berries and fruits.
    • Finish
      Relatively short and slightly bitter.

  29. The Macallan scored this whisky 71 points Connoisseur

    Had a quick taste of it. Wasn`t my dram really, nice but skip the red wine!

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