Rating: Some call it whisky, some call it a liqueur or a lager grain. I'm scared. Despite all the controversy I like Glen Els and the Noir surprised me even more. A nice sweet Glen Els with a strong PX twist. Just "sweet and tasty" does not do justice to this drop in my opinion. There is a surprising amount to discover and the intense cocoa-coffee powder blend I think is just great. If you drink this Glen Els, you do not need dessert anymore. I have a really good 87 points for it today. Tendency 88.
Immediately recognizable as Glen Els. At first there are sweetish sherry flavors, soft milk chocolate and a lot of hazelnuts. Dark dried fruit flavors accompany this tasty-sweet melange: above all juicy sultanas, dried figs and prunes. Mature, juicy plums join in the process. There is also some honey and a slightly buttery note. I have to think about Panacotta. Initially, a slight amount of solvent oscillates with it. Since the alcohol could be a little better involved. However, this note lays down over time and I like her subtle presence. Somehow, the surprisingly diverse nose becomes even more interesting and lively for me.
Surprisingly creamy and with a nice, dense texture, the drop hits the tongue. As the nose promises, sweet chocolate, toffee, caramel, hazelnuts and sweet dark (dry) fruits flood the mouth. Raisins, prunes, prunes and prunes make for an enormous dark fruit sweetness - drowned in liquid chocolate and lots of nut. In the transition to the finish comes the oak to more advantage. It provides a delicious spicy undertone and a slightly tart woody taste. A mixture of cocoa and coffee then heralds the finish - accompanied by a pleasantly warm feeling in the stomach.
The finish is medium long and sweet. Like a dark, sweet melted grape nut chocolate, into which dark dried fruit and plum jam were sunk. Served on an oak board. I really like that every now and then. Not to mention that this bottling is still a really great surprise at the end: cocoa and especially espresso powder fed provide a delicious farewell greeting.