Glenfarclas 2004

Overall rating
86.06/100
votes
127
Whiskybase ID
WB80569
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Premium Edition
Vintage
2004
Bottled
17.11.2015
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 17 11 15 3 11:02 BB
Barcode
5018066150152
Added on
30 mar 2016 5:40 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 89.00

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Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 2004

29 users have left 31 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.06 points.

  1. FeydRautha scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Dutchdram scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Lotssss of black and red (dried) fruits. I'm talking about raisins, dates, strawberries, blackberries, cranberries and sour cherries. There is a clear sherry note aswell. More sweeter now with a hint of caramel syrup. At the end a note that makes me think of motor-oil.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Again a great hint of sherry to start with. And also in the palate great hints of black and red (dried) fruits. Raisins all over which complement perfectly with blackberries. Sweet dates and plums are next up. A hint of a sorbet made of oranges. Some caramel fudge. And at the hint spicy as well with hints of nutmeg and oak.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long! You can taste the belly where it has been matured in. I'm talking about a hint of sherry oak. Caramel and cinnamon keeps lingering on and on for more than 15 minutes!

  4. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Strong - very strong.
    Diluting with water is of not much use.
    Not bad, but too much alcohol and too little flavours for me.

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A young, but not so young-looking and very harmonious sherry malt with a strong body and nice barrel influence. Not particularly fruity, rather tart, spicy and dark. I would guess that a few barrels made from European oak have also been included. I like it surprisingly well, from the key data I had expected less.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dark honey, cloves, cardamom, cocoa powder, tobacco leaves, and the only sweet and juicy ray of light, a hint of overripe orange. Old leather with water. Very dark and set in style, looks a bit older than ten years.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Without water: hui ui ui ...
      With (plenty of) water: dark chocolate, orange peel, a certain acidity that turns into sweetness again and again, again the tobacco, salty caramel, with plenty of roasted aromas (coffee, charcoal) and wood spice. Very straight forward, but also very good for its age. But you have to adjust it pretty precisely with water until it becomes really beautiful.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Nothing new is added, but what was there before sounds nice and even - and disproportionately long for the age. Chocolate, coffee, tobacco, leather ...

  6. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
      IT: 86
      B: 86
    • Finish
      85 85
      Slight missing note in the finish (bitter)

  7. rottendon scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    If you disregard the nose, which is varied, but has too high a proportion of rather unsavory notes, this is a nice, strong malt that at least goes well with the Christmas season in the mouth.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Rather atypical Glenfarclas, it wasn't that woody, and I haven't actually had the rotten fruits at Glenfarclas. And no, there is probably no smoke there.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Immediately after pouring, a dark fruit basket with honey is full on the nose. Basically little change after standing, more acidity, less honey, some fermentation notes. Dark malt sweets. There could possibly be a little smoke involved. When the heat is applied, the fruits suddenly become light and sometimes slightly overgrown. The smoke is rather not confirmed. With more warmth, the proportion of acid rises further, and windfalls become unripe apples. Spices, cardamom and savory, and possibly some marjoram are added very late. Deer horn salt.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The start is very powerful with a delay, even a bit brisk towards the rear. On the aroma side, dark honey starts off intensely before some fruit is added, rather light fruit. It dries clearly towards the back, the mouthfeel is thick and creamy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish is very long, whereby the dark sweetness, now almost toffee-like, lasts for a long time before a clear but very pleasant bitterness remains. It warms the chest for a long time and vigorously. Is there a trace of smoke after all?

  8. Teomarg scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Gilles_V scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A magnificent nose !!!!!!
    • Nose
      97 97
      Sherry but very complex.
      Wax, melted butter, caramel.

      With a little water and time: milk chocolate and bitter chocolate. Cocoa powder.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oak.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oak, sherry type olorosso. Not necessarily very intense but long.

  10. Sandman23 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. The_Independent scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A rock solid, young Glenfarclas. Delicious.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Without water: beautiful fruity sherry notes. Ripe yellow fruits. Unfortunately, very shy.

      With water: stronger and more voluminous. Unfortunately, it loses a lot of fruit. Now more nutty pastry notes, more spicy. Fruit only weak in the background - maybe peach.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Without water: very voluminous and sweet. The alcohol is strong, a little sharp but not unpleasant.

      With water: more expressive but also bitter. Pastries, roasted almonds, nut brittle, coffee, nice and spicy.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very beautiful. Long and warm. Creamy sweetness, nut brittle, tiramisu, spicy oak.

  12. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      Caramel, apple, minerals, butter and citrus.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Rather raw sherry, spicy and a little sour. Caramel, cherry and citrus.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Caramel, mocha, blueberry and citrus.

  13. Lumpowitz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Fruity, sweet. A slight sherry fragrance, but it fades over time. Boiled apples, a few raisins, firm caramel.
    • Taste
      Strong start, alcoholic hot. Dry sherry, light wood notes, bittersweet chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      Dry finish with fruity notes and milk chocolate. Fades very quickly

  14. Melfi11 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      98 98
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This one is really very close to the 105, same intensity, same alcoholblast. Maybe a little less fruity and little bit more coffee-like notes, but over all quite similar.
    Concerning the price though, I would certainly go for the 105 instead of this one.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Intense nose, a lot of alcohol, a lot of sherrycask influence. Prunes, coffee, some chocolate.
    • Taste
      86 86
      A lot of pepper, intense, this one come in like a bomb. Fruity, prunes, coffee, some chocolate and honey, alcohol is very prominent.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still a lot of pepper, intense, warming, prunes and honey, some chocolate. Pretty long, with a little bitterness underneath now as well.Lot's of alcohol.

  16. McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  17. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Raisins, earthy and spicy, sweet and balanced but not that thick

  18. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting : Without water a bit too blatant for me in most moments, with a few drops, however, quite delicious. 83 points
    • Nose
      Direct and unmistakable -> Sherry, young and intense. It can be felt that we are dealing here with a cask strength. No sooner are you sure to have a young and wild sherry bomb under your nose, heavier aromas are mixed with wood, which I would rather expect from not so young whiskys. Raisins, walnuts, plums, oak spices - all presented in powerful intensity. Water : A few drops of water lift the Nussigkeit out more
    • Taste
      Powerful and definitely influenced by a noticeable alcohol, a bit alcoholic, tingling and intense. It is dominated by a spiciness and bitter bitterness. Fruits come through. It is neither a sweet, nor a particularly dry mouthfeel. Plum and walnut along with the ever present seasoning remain as the three distinctive tastes in the mouth. Water : a bit milder.
    • Finish
      The heat in the throat remains long, the taste remains medium-long and characterized by the spice.

  19. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A full nose of sherry sweetness. Light oak and the better quality mix of herbs. Light smoke on the edge.
    • Taste
      Spicy with a sugery sweetness, sherry and smoke. Little refreshing  orange sourishness, malt and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, sweet, warming, oak and a very fine bitterness.

  21. Falnor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    I you like your sherry, I mean whisky like a bomb go for it. Still the 105, is a better value for money.
    • Nose
      Quite strong and heavy. Good amount of sweetness from vanilla next to sherry tones. This baby gives a lot of punch! Fresh oranges and dark chocolate with some seasalt.
    • Taste
      Fruit mixed with black pepper. Chocolate with chilli peppers. Raisins and some apple.
    • Finish
      Big and mouthfilling, but not overly long. Cacao, vanilla and gets a little bitter.

  22. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2017
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  24. Tabrulavubeg scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice sherried sipping whisky (well, maybe a bit too strong at nearly 60% for just "sipping"). It takes water well, but it remains to be not overly complex and quite similar to the Glenfarclas 105, if I remember that one correctly. Not really worth the premium compared to that, I'm afraid.

  25. GIORGOS scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  26. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    High value for money, especially for the lovers of sweet and fresh sherry matured whisky.
    • Nose
      A sweet, yet darker side of sherry if you ask me. It comes across as quite punchy, with sweetness, sourness and some salinity. It's as if you are walking in a pine forest, close to the sea, with this pure air. Next to that, there is orange, raisin, cherry brandy, vanilla and mint. Quite appealing.
    • Taste
      It's remarkably full bodied, with ample sweet notes of raisin, cherry, jam, red apple, and fresh (slightly pleasantly sour) orange. Strangely enough, it reminds me also of peanuts in a way, but then a sweetened variant. Further, there is vanilla and a hint of spice.
    • Finish
      The finis is again rather sweet with a nice sour touch. The jammy fruitiness remains dominant, but also delivers the freshness that's needed. There is little room for spice (pepper).

  27. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Good drinkable and as for Glenfarclas typically much value for a narrow Euro :-)
    • Nose
      Raisins, light spruce needles, orange juice, almonds, noticeable alcohol, light oak
    • Taste
      Sweet and creamy with a strong onset, oak flavor
    • Finish
      The oak and the alcohol dominate, then everything fades quickly, leaving only a slight moisture

  28. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  29. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  30. Georges scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Christmas cake, biscuit, toffee, sweet, sherry, oranges
    • Taste
      Oaky, spicy, sweet, sherry, malty 
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, oaky

  31. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful nose makes you hungry for more. The flavor is dominated by spicy oak aroma. The Glenfarclas tolerates water properly. This Glenfarclas seduces not by its sherry aroma but by its spicy oak aroma. Very good PLV and delicious taste. I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Sweet fruity sherry rises in the nose. Fine but spicy oak notes are added. The 59.8% alcohol is wonderfully integrated. Fine orange and apricot aroma blends with the spicy oak. A delicious sweetness lies all over the nose.
    • Taste
      At first, fine and spicy oak dominates. The high alcohol content tingles in the mouth, but absolutely does not bother. The second sip is accompanied by fine citrus notes and subtle sherry. The addition of a little water completes the taste. The fine spicy oak and the fruity aromas play together. The strong alcohol content is still noticeable.
    • Finish
      The finish is dominated by the spicy oak. Long-lasting heat turns into slight pungency and tingle. Nut aromas finish the spicy finish.

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