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Glenfarclas 13-year-old

Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Trio Selection
Bottled
21.04.2016
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1800
Strength
46.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Jan 2017 1:28 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

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Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 13-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.75 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose is wonderfully fruity and harmoniously balanced. The taste is unfortunately not much left of the fine fruit flavors, it dominate sharpness, wooden elements and dark dried fruit flavors. Sure, this 13-year-old Glenfarclas is not a high-flyer, but a balanced and delicious malt. For me a successful start of the Trio Selection, I like it.
    Addendum: The aftertaste becomes in retrospect more voluminous and powerful, it creates the feeling, as if the echo would never end.

    22/22/22/21 (87P)
    • Nose
      Bright amber radiates from the Premium Snifter, oily drops drip their long paths on the glass wall and flow back into the glass relatively quickly. A touch of dried berries and hazelnuts rises leisurely from the glass, sweet apricots and velvety peach combine with creamy caramel and toffee to a sweet-fruited nose. Apples rise, freshly squeezed orange juice exudes its refreshing aroma, minimal shows a little mint and lemon balm. The nose is young, fresh, fruity yet characterful and well balanced. In addition to the intensifying toffee, minimal milk chocolate and hazelnuts show up. The peach flavor becomes more dominant and sweeter, my salivation is stimulated.
    • Taste
      Nutty harsh, the first sip flows over the tongue. Shortly thereafter, cozy heat envelops the tongue, pleasant sharpness tickles the tongue. A pinch of black pepper appears and heats the tongue more and more. Subtle tart wood tones and sun-dried raisins swim under the tongue, hazelnuts appear and blend with dark chocolate to a tart aroma. After the second sip, black pepper is already sticking to the tongue and spreading its pleasant sharpness. Of the sweet and refreshing fruitiness of the nose is unfortunately not much left over, it dominate dark and dried fruit flavors in combination with dark chocolate and tart wood elements.
    • Finish
      Herb resting dried berries and grapes on the tongue, an oily wooden film surrounds the tongue. Hazelnuts swim creamy and oily in melted dark chocolate under the tongue, the spicy sharpness still sticks to the tongue, the salivation is constantly stimulated. Wet leaves and spicy wood tones develop, the mouthfeel becomes noticeably creamier and smearier. With dark fruit flavors and tart wood tones the aftertaste sounds slow and leaves its subtle sharpness on the tongue for an eternity.

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