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Glenfarclas 1996

Overall rating
85.30/100
votes
106
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Rare Bottling
Vintage
1996
Bottled
03.2017
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L14 03 17 3 14:34 BB
Barcode
5018066160342
Added on
21 Apr 2017 4:34 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 86.84

23 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

399 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Glenfarclas 1996

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.30 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A Glenfarclas who likes it quite a bit. Like the last 1996er.
    • Nose
      slightly sweet on the nose, but also slightly tart, grape seeds, light fruit with fruit acid, apples and pears, old leather, roasted aromas, quite dry
    • Taste
      oily mouthfeel, the fruits become riper and darker, nuts, hanuta, roasted nuts, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      the hanuta is getting more intense with some apple peel

  2. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Interesting whisky, which is quite strong, but rather from the body and not by the alcohol, interesting fruit combination, not very complex, but still exciting, yummy
    • Nose
      Pear, slightly sour, a little bit of menthol, vanilla, slightly vinous, a hint of grape seeds, a bit mineral
    • Taste
      here too the pear, star fruit, also the grape seeds, with fresh menthol, vanilla, which then lead into the finish
    • Finish
      here are still the fruits, then again the grape seeds, which mix with a few tannins

  3. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Starts wonderfully dense, colplex and ripe. Creamy maltiness, almost trifle-like and orange cream. Later also dried figs, raisins, almonds, cocoa dust and the typical for Glenfaclas seasoning. After some time Muscobadozucker follow, over ripe plums, raspberries, Hutzelbirnen, oak and forest honey. Insegsamt very nicely put together!
    • Taste
      Spicy start with oak, dry sherry, some pepper, allspice, dried fruit and ginger cake. Later also grassy notes, ground walnuts, dark chocolate and leather.
    • Finish
      Long and wonderfully full. Sherrytönig, trail mix, hazelnut and almond.

  4. maltaholic scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Smells something strict and alcoholic.
    Only with time come grain-like flavors.
    Not much of the wood after 20 years.

    In the mouth, however, very aromatic.
    Violent start, strong.
    From Oloroso Sherry feel nothing,
    neither in the mouth nor in the nose.
    Everything already gone?

    Some vanilla and barrel notes.
    Now even slightly sweet.
    He remains rather a bourbon barrel.

    I expected more...

  5. Highlander1965 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [Color gold;

    for> = 20 years bright, probably Re Refill Casks; good, but not outstanding! Price performance ok!
    • Nose
      first fruity sherry flavors, then drier (raisins, figs), fine spice (oak);
    • Taste
      strong, voluminous onset, ripe dark fruits, a lot of sherry, dark chocolate, slightly buttery, balanced;
    • Finish
      medium to long; fruity finish;

  7. kimmosuo scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Interesting whisky, which is quite strong, but rather from the body and not by the alcohol, interesting fruit combination, not very complex, but still exciting, yummy
    • Nose
      Pear, slightly sour, a little bit of menthol, vanilla, slightly vinous, a touch of grape seeds
    • Taste
      here too the pear, star fruit, fresh menthol and strong malty, barrel wort, vanilla, which then lead into the finish
    • Finish
      here are still the fruits, then grape seeds, which mix with a few tannins

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This whisky does not have to hide. Seen from the PLV nothing goes wrong here. And he gets even better when he gets some time to breathe in the glass.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The nose is not that overwhelming now. Since I had better in the glass. But very solid without corners and edges. Delicate spices with refreshing fruits.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very full-bodied with creamy jam. Well coordinated, red and bright fruits come together with sherry and fill the oral cavity very pleasantly. Subtle smoke.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium. Typical ending with buttery dark chocolate. But not bitter. Spicy oak and light wood.

  10. Dagobert scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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