And this falls flat on its face in comparison, yes I know its old and you can expect some oak but what you want is balance and lip smacking flavours at this price and it is not there,
Not a bad aged GF but far from spectacular.
I will score it at 83 , the nose would inflate the score too much but the nose is a good one, it is all downhill from there.
Quite light and fruity which surprises me as it is obviously quite dark in colour.
Plenty of red fruit on show and darker fruits like blackberry but also blueberry and damson, almost floral.
I really like this nose
There is certainly more peat than I was expecting and I thought the fruit the nose suggested would be here but alas the wood is the foremost taste, why are Glenfarclas obsessed with letting old cask turn, it makes no sense to me?
Lets persevere, the peat is there, some forest fruits but the wood is there and spoiling the party.
Quite a long spicy finish and also drying which is no surprise at this age.
The nose has changed little but there is much more spice on the palate and it has goy slightly ashy peat wise