Glenfarclas 58yo 1953/2012
(47.2%, OB, For Wealth Solutions, Poland, First fill sherry butt, C#1674, 400 Bts.)
|Type||Scotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)|
|Bottler|| Official Bottling|
|Alcohol By Volume||47.2%|
|Other Details||For Wealth Solutions, Poland, First fill sherry butt|
|Keith Wood||94 |
|Oliver Klimek||95 |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Amber
- Nose: Amazingly light with gently perfumed apricot fruitiness alongside hints of creamy toffee and a distinct suggestion of ancient wax seal on parchment. There are also sauteed raisins with apple.
- Palate: slightly dry and very mouth-filling. There's creamy toffee served on a bed of Alpine flora with some quite amazing gentle smokiness. Creamy vanilla or even crème caramel leads into the very long finish.
- Finish: Very long, delightfully long with a creamy fruitiness.
- Overall Impression: This is amazingly light and delicate, especially considering its age. A "Great" by a country mile in my book, in fact the best whisky I've yet tried in 2012. |
|Oliver Klimek||Colour: Bright amber -
Nose: Apples, raisins, dried apricots, butterscotch, a waxed wood table with a vase of flowers, whiffs of a dusty old cupboard and a wee bit of smoke. -
Palate: A gentle but very notiecable smokiness wraps around a rich fruit cocktail, and yes it is sprinkled with rose petals. Not very sweet but immensely flavourful. Where is the wood? -
Finish: Endless, fruity, slightly dry and slightly smoky. -
Overall: Simply magnificent. Most of these bottles are offered to investors. But anyone buying this bottle to increase their wealth by a few bucks misses out on a once-in-a-liftetime opportunity. If you can afford this whisky, please drink it! |