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Glenfarclas 2004 for ANHA

Overall rating
88.27/100
votes
192
Whiskybase ID
WB69549
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Devil's Cask
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask & Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
666
Strength
62.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
KPT Devil
Bottle code
L 19 08 15 3 20:35 BB
Bottled for
Kirchhellener Private Tasting Circle
Added on
23 Jun 2015 9:58 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 86.38

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 2004 for ANHA

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.27 points

  1. maltaholic scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Mahogany.
    Very appetizing.

    It has an intense sherry nose, smells very strong, but also old and heavy.
    Damp wood, plums, ripe fruit.
    You can't really stick your nose in the glass, because then it's incredibly strong.

    Very strong in the mouth.
    A mixture of sherry and wood.
    He can take a drop of water.

    I like it very much.
    Looks older than his 11 years.
    Very good!

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A very interesting and idiosyncratic drop with a fiery chillinote. The tart wood notes harmonize well with the sharpness, a whisky with a lot of power and power.

    Edit: I had this malt some time ago in the glass and surprisingly my notes cover the blind tasting with my first notes. In the blind tasting, the piglet gets one point less, so 89.
    • Nose
      Blind tasting: Slightly sourish fruity notes become sprightly fast, creating a subtle touch of glue. Sweetness and a touch of vanilla are added, a flavor that is hard to define for me now dominates the nose. The alcohol becomes increasingly intense and a wonderful fruitiness arises.
    • Taste
      Fruit and spicy wood immediately dominates the taste. Amazingly, it bizzles and tingles when drinking in the nose. Slight sharpness arises, but is tamed by fine fruit. At the second sip, the blank sample is again intense and voluminous. Spicy wood is displaced by pepper and a pinch of salt. The alcohol is now very dominant, seasoning and sharpness play together. Chilli pepper fires on the palate.
    • Finish
      The departure begins dull and harsh. The spicy, tart wood leaves traces on the tongue and on the palate. Short flashes again fruit through the spicy wood tones, then again tart and matte oak tones.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Wow, an absolute cracker! The nose is gorgeous and the taste is an extreme sherry exploded. Somehow this Glenfarclas is different. A really "rough" sherry monster. He does not unfold the fine sherry flavors like the other bottlings of Glenfarclas, but is powerful and fierce.
    • Nose
      Shining and strong amber shimmers in the Nosingglas. A strong scent of dark fruits and sweet chocolate rises from the glass. A beguiling, indefinable spicy sweetness dominates. The more than 60% alcohol is very harmoniously integrated. In the finish, a subtle adhesive note unfolds.
    • Taste
      The first sip without water explodes violent, spicy sherry in my mouth. Strong woody aromas and alcohol are powerful on my palate. The addition of some water weakens the explosion of heavy sherry. Nevertheless, these fierce, yet fruity and sweet sherry aromas of the nose come through again. The fierce sherry gradually turns into a spicy and peppery aroma. Despite the addition of some water, the alcohol is still very violent and dominant.
    • Finish
      The extremely spicy finish unfolds slowly and is getting stronger. This warming finish stays in my mouth for a long time. After the woody and spicy sherry fades, a slight nutty and peppery note is left behind.

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A strong and very well drinkable Glenfarclas
    • Nose
      rather tart and dry sherry, nuts, waxy, dried plums, almonds, a little mint, dark chocolate, lovage becomes creamier and more chocolaty, somewhat spicy, but not intrusive, also a bit of a strawberry sweet, with water also a little pepper and also fruity
    • Taste
      Oily, sour, also here dark fruit, towards plums, chocolate, dry, dark chocolate, a little orange, a little oak, which becomes more intense at the back, nut, good mouthfeel, intense, a nice, fresh sour overtone, water gives it a kick of aromas, espresso there is also much creamier, solid dark chocolate, I like it very much
    • Finish
      Nutty, dry, tart, the whole mouth is covered, chocolate, creamy and also waxy, grapes

  5. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This one is pretty tasty. Might have to arrange yourself with the high abv. but then it is really really good! Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/02/26/glenfarclas-eine-vertikale/

  6. Achilles scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

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

  7. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is marked by the Sherry but not to excess. It's easy drinkable.
    A sherry whisky goes everywhere.
    • Nose
      Cooked fruits, wax, honey, sugar, yoghurt and especially peppery spices.
    • Taste
      62.8 non-aggressive. Nice balance on spices including pepper, black fruits and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Average on milk chocolate, butter, vegetal wood and some spices.

  8. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    blind tasting Tip:> 55%, 18 years, Highlands, 89 points
    • Nose
      sweet and very nutty, especially hazelnut, applesauce, sherry
    • Taste
      Hui, strong! there is almost a breath away, me a little too strong ... first admit water: the nuts remain dominant in the nose. Now very oily in the mouth, some wood comes through, cocoa bitterness, quite sweet. Again a class part picked out
    • Finish
      Finish: long, dry, subtle bitterness

  9. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. NamorX68 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    blind tasting
    Great malt. Very good in the nose and even better in the mouth.
    • Nose
      full and strong nose, sweet, sherry, orange, spicy oak, nut and chocolate. The alcohol is noticeable.
    • Taste
      powerful sweet and peppery onset, creamy, sherry, fruity, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate.
    • Finish
      medium to long, sweet, creamy, oak.

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