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Glenfarclas 2003

Overall rating
89.46/100
votes
26
Whiskybase ID
WB43809
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Family Casks - Special Release
Vintage
17.09.2003
Bottled
09.04.2013
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1450
Number of bottles
316
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 09 04 13 7 16:17 BB
Bottled for
Le Gus't Manosque
Market
fr France
Added on
13 aug 2013 6:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 153.00

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26 × member ratings

43 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2003

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.46 points

  1. rdavek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An expensive young Whisky that is worth every penny.  If you liked Glendronach casks 1441 and 1444 you’re going to LOVE this Glenfarclas. Very much in the same vein but with better balance and sharper definition. Raisins, chocolate, bitter oranges in the attack and mid-palate with a lovely spiciness in the finish. The finish is just drying enough to command another sip. A really delicious, morish dram! 

  2. Wolf68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. rdk88 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Springfrench scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    9 years ! It is impossible to imagine, blindly, that this whisky is so young. It's so homogeneous, balanced and accurate! Some say that 140 € for a 9 year old whisky is expensive. I would say that I have already drank much older and much more expensive whiskys that had much less interest. Thank you for this selection!
    • Nose
      At the first nose, a Sherry rather archetypal, with a little sulfur, wood. Then, candied orange and prune notes revolve around dried fruits such as walnuts and hazelnuts. There are spices, with cinnamon, clove, pepper, but also a hint of ginger that gives it a fresh side really nice. There are also notes of turpentine, leather, chocolate. The whole seems dry and austere, but with a little opening, it becomes very attractive.
    • Taste
      It's very powerful! We smell a lot of wood. Bitter dark chocolate goes perfectly with the sugar of plum, the acidity of orange and the freshness of ginger. It's surprisingly balanced for such a young whisky. Then, in the middle of this wonderful bitterness / sweetness / acidity balance, licorice makes a clove chat around a good coffee ...
    • Finish
      It's long, dense, hot and cool at the same time. It is wonderfully well done. A very good moment !

  5. Dede scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Gourmet sherry lovers, go your way. We are here on a dry and bitter malt. Which is not necessarily unpleasant.
    • Nose
      Dry and spicy Sherry, almost peppery, with an obvious oakiness. Aperitif with cinchona, orange wine. The profile is relatively atypical. In any case, it is far from the classic sherry "raisins / chocolate". With water, slightly greedy notes (chocolate, candied fig) appear.
    • Taste
      Powerful, will require a little water. A lot of bitterness in the mouth despite a woody that is not excessive (licorice). It is better with a little water. We find the notes of bitter orange and cinchona nose, wood, and a side a little plant, green and a hint of chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long, in the right line of the nose, bitter orange, suze-tonic and this spicy note that I can not identify clearly.

  6. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Dropped in blind
    • Nose
      A young sherry quite pleasant. No harm of plums
    • Taste
      Dry, powerful.
    • Finish
      Long

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