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Overall rating
84.53/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
The MacPhail's Collection
Vintage
2002
Bottled
21.12.2015
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Puncheons
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613056756
Added on
07 Mar 2016 5:33 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50,57

6 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenturret 2002 GM

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.53 points

  1. Flou scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    I bought this glenturret many years ago and only recently opened it. The color looks wonderful in the glass and goes in the direction of dark, intense gold or amber. I don't know how much I paid back then ... but I think the whisky was around € 50-60. The Glenfarclas 21 convinced me and is a real recommendation in the price range. Let's see if I can say the same about Glenturret.

    In the nose I am a little disappointed. There are no aromas pouring out of the glass, I almost have to search for them. The whisky looks very mild, gentle and weak at the beginning, gradually the fruitiness of the sherry casks unfolds. Sherry, sweet red apples, raspberries soaked in alcohol, a subtle sour note of limes. It is difficult for me to smell more fruit. Pepper, wood notes, a hint of damp leather and cocoa powder form the counterpoint. Little by little the pepper provides a certain sharpness in the nose. The glenturret is no longer as weak, but the intensity and volume of the aromas are missing. The wood note is too dominant for me personally, because the interaction with the fruitiness is no longer so harmonious.

    In the mouth, the pepper tingles on the tongue, a little chilli spiciness is added and invigorates the back of the mouth. This makes the Glenturret appear more powerful than you would expect if the alcohol content was only 43%. Now comes the BUT: a sharpness on the tongue simulates power, which is then missing in the intensity and volume of the aromas. It is the same here. It appears watery before sharpness sets in. The fruits are only weakly felt in the mouth and are quickly replaced by the stronger spiciness. Especially the tannins with coffee, walnuts, tobacco, leather are dominant here. Sweet? Fruit? You really have to search in all the bitter notes and the sharp spiciness. Somehow it doesn't really go together for me. Watery, yet spicy, tart without a strong sweetness or fruit that opposes this and ensures a balance. The whisky seems a little too inharmonic to me.

    The finish is of medium length with tart notes in the main role. Chewed walnuts, coffee, tobacco, oak, wet leather, a subtle pepperiness and light hints of light fruit remain in the mouth. There is no equivalent opponent to the bitter notes. I find the finish better than the taste in the mouth. Those who like tannins will be satisfied here.

    Overall, it's a whisky that I wouldn't buy again. Then the Glenfarclas 21 was worlds better!

    I give it 82/100 points.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. stefan_PB scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice, interesting malt. Recommended.
    • Nose
      88 88
      fruity and beautiful sweet notes, sweetcorn, vanilla and honey, very pleasant
    • Taste
      86 86
      fruity and fresh, stone fruit, fresh grain, a somehow metallic but pleasant tasting note comes through
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long, a lot of oak with cereal notes and again this metallic, also quite pleasant

  3. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ordinary malt. The sherry is not dark fruit, but rather yellow fruit, sweet and fresh. In addition a certain spice. Can you have a drink? But you do not miss anything now.

  4. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Bottle have been sitting half full for around 3 month, and it has mellowed and improved significantly. On first taste I don't think I would have given this more than 75p.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Apples, citrus and some sweet sherry notes.
      Light and very fresh, but nose to deep and the alc gets very sharp and tingly.
      There is a distinct floral note that I can't name.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Spicy orange.
      Some dark fruits and a little chocolate.
      Quite pleasant oily mouthfeel, still leaning towards dry and bitter.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The dry and bitter notes takes over in the finish, but it's somewhat saved by a very long and powerfull lingering of the spice.

  6. Moritz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. Moritz scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Classy sherry whisky, complex. Simply very round and succeeded, in addition to the excellent PLV. That's fun!
    • Nose
      Sherrynoten immediately present, raisins, pleasant spice. Dark dried fruit, sweetish, the alcohol is excellently integrated.
    • Taste
      Sweet onset, slightly bitter, then chocolaty and oily. Stimulates salivation. It remains fruity sweet. Pleasantly complex and no false notes, all extremely harmonious.
    • Finish
      Medium long and fruity sweet, with a pleasant spice. Sweetish he remains present.

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, interesting whisky. I like its price. 46% would certainly not have been wrong, but that's the way it works.
    • Nose
      Spicy-sweet, sage, ash, orange, crab apple, vanilla
    • Taste
      Soft and pleasant, "thin", oak, rose water, ash, green apple
    • Finish
      Coffee, a little Oloroso sherry, vanilla, Vollmichschokolade, apple, medium-long

  10. Dottore scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I like it a lot, 84 pts, the nose is best
    • Nose
      Net melon, apples, beautiful harmony of sweetness and sherry notes, "light" notes not heavy but fresh and fruity.
    • Taste
      very sweet with classy spicy notes of clove, vanilla and cinnamon. Again always elegantly fresh and slightly fruity.
    • Finish
      Quite bitter, cocoa and espresso notes, cereal notes. medium

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