Glenfarclas 1996

Overall rating
85.51/100
votes
169
Whiskybase ID
WB95314
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Rare Bottling
Vintage
1996
Bottled
14.03.2017
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
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
21 apr 2017 4:34 pm by Schmausel
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 1252.56

26 × in wishlist

169 × member ratings

557 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Glenfarclas 1996

37 users have left 41 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.51 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This whisky doesn't have to hide. Seen from the PLV, nothing goes wrong here. And it gets even better when it gets some time to breathe in the glass.
    • Nose
      The nose is not that overwhelming now. I already had better ones in my glass. But very solid with no rough edges. Delicate spices with refreshing fruits.
    • Taste
      Very full-bodied with creamy jam. Well coordinated, red and light fruits come together with sherry and fill the mouth very pleasantly. Subtle smoke.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Typical finish with buttery dark chocolate. But not bitter. Spicy oak and light wood.

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  3. Bembel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasting: 12.2022

    What a beautiful whisky!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Beautiful and great "old" nose. Full fruit sherry notes. In addition, juicy oranges. Gentle Holiness. sweetness rising
      Later citrus and peach. Dried hay.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full sherry flavor. mouth watering It's unbelievable how much the fruit dominates after all these years. Sweetness and a bit of acid in the interplay. Great wood-heaviness by the way. Also here (juicy) oranges. Pepper notes are only very subtle. Hazelnut.
    • Finish
      85 85
      medium length
      Wood. Chocolate.Vanilla. Orange.
      Unfortunately, the fruitiness falls off a bit in the finish.

  4. SYMUE1 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  5. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from an online blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Light gold

      Nose:
      Starts very waxy and dense. Bit of brown sugar and tropical fruit jam. White chocolate and, as a counterpoint, Waldmeister Ahoi Brause. Damp wood and with some time in the glass develops overripe tangerines and wet foliage. The alcohol is very restrained.
    • Taste
      Tropical, fruity start. A mixture of sweetness and acidity. Plus woody bitterness. Again the Ahoy shower. The taste is more in the direction of lemon. Apricot and plums with the second sip.
    • Finish
      Short to medium length.

  6. eddi14 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  7. whiskyfan_olli scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. PeterBlair scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    "Classic" successful Glenfarclas with the beautiful interplay of sweet fruitiness and dry sherry aromas, also sharpness. Overall very tasty.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet fruit between mirabelle and very sweet orange, caramel, wood note
    • Taste
      86 86
      At first dry, then development of a full-bodied caramel-heavy fruitiness, which soon turns into a dry and peppery sharpness. Well-integrated alcohol.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry, getting hotter, then the typical dry smoky note reminiscent of ash.

  9. Chesterfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  11. Malthead19 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    - very distinctive strong sherry whisky,
    - typical Glenfarclas sherry note
    - very good quality at a great price (then 65 € !!!)
    - Quality and PLV for a 20 year old sherry whisky really bomb!
    • Nose
      very fruity, fresh sherry smell, flowery, direct impression of spring
    • Taste
      powerful start, strong voluminous sherry, oak, buttery
    • Finish
      medium-long finish;
      medium-long fruity aftertaste

  12. Svarttt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Neat Glenfarclas. The Oloroso bottlings are usually a safe bank for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Glenfarclas rarely disappoints me, the Limited Rare Bottlings even more rarely. Will be confirmed here again. The family still has an incredible number of good old barrels in stock. Measured against the very low price for the issue (we are talking about more than 20 years of sherry barrel maturation!) An excellent drop. The PLV would have earned 90+ points. Clean thing!
    • Nose
      84 84
      Clear sherry barrel, here first on the light, sour side. Crunchy red apples, quinces, apricot, peach stone, nutmeg. It gets sweeter over time, sugar syrup, some cereals are added. A hint of citrus and peach again. I often remember older Glenfarclas more chocolatey and nutty, so I'm curious to see how it goes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      There he is, the Glenfarclas. Unmistakable. Starts sparkling and intense, despite the "only" 46%. The typical components of nuts and dark chocolate complement the fruity nose to the typical piglet profile. Spicy wood aromas round off wonderfully.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Student food with chocolate fades away, fruity and spicy main tones remain, then the chocolate plays in again. More grape nut than bitter, great! Candied apples on the hype. Relatively long, here the malt has its strength.

  14. mattheww scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. 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...

  16. Highlander1965 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

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

  17. 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;

  18. 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

  19. kimmosuo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  20. 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

  21. Dagobert scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  22. Glen Krid scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  23. robain scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    This is usally the case of all glenfarclas, i dont like it one bit.
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  24. Muff Potter scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  25. Fassstärke scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  26. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  27. 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.

  28. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  29. hettrum scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  30. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  31. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    too lightly flavored and disappointing as a 20 year old
    • Nose
      light sherry, stewed fruits, vanilla, floral, butter, cream, light grass
    • Taste
      light sherry, light tannins, butter, cream, pears, smoke
    • Finish
      short-medium, smoke, light fruits, cream, butter, light wood

  32. waal scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Glenfarclas 1996/2015 or 2017? 2015er: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/70636/glenfarclas-1996 2017er: https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/95314/glenfarclas-1996 #WagnerAlexTastingNotes Today, I took a closer look at both bottlings and only discuss the differences below. Colour: 2015er is darker Aroma: 2015er is much more intense, fuller and darker fruity Taste: 2015er to wafer-thin nuances interesting Finish / aftertaste: No significant differences Comment: The 2015er for me is not lofty, but noticeably my winner of this duel. The 2017er looks flatter on me. Nevertheless, he has succeeded very well! Points: 2015er 90/100 2017er 89/100

  33. Goethe scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Another great expression by Glenfarclas. Very rough when you try to enjoy it the first time from a fresh opend bottle. This one needs also some time in the bottle like the 2015 version. After a while it improves.Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Red fruits, ripe apples, nuts, nutmeg, a few herbs, oranges, sherry, honey, some grapes.
    • Taste
      Red fruits, sherry, marmalade, yellow fruits.
    • Finish
      Long. Red and dark fruits, dark rum chocolate, espresso, spicy dominating oak

  34. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  35. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Well balanced sherry matured single malt, with very good price-performance-ratio!

  36. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  37. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    better than the former 1996 as better balanced 

    Nevertheless I still prefer the 1993/2014 which is much more sherry heavy. This one is bit more apple/pear than dark fruits but also very nice for 65€

    You cannot do anything wrong when buying this bottle for this price

  38. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  39. Wiz scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    This Glenfarclas has nothing to do with its predecessors. For me he was just sprittig. And the sherry? What sherry? Like a cheap pear brandy. Well .... maybe something was wrong with the bottle. To date, the worst Glenfarclas I had in the glass.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      79 79

  40. 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

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