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Glenfarclas 1990/2011

(57%, OB The Family Casks for TSMC Taiwan, B12/12/'11, C#5098, 596 Bts.)
Average Score: 91
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryGlenfarclas
Bottler Official Bottling
RangeThe Family Casks
Bottled ForTSMC Taiwan
Brand NameGlenfarclas
Age21*
Year Distilled1990
Year Bottled2011
Alcohol By Volume57%
Other DetailsB12/12/'11
Cask Number#5098
Bottles596
Issued2011
Average Score91


Maniac Ratings
Robert Karlsson90
Konstantin Grigoriadis86
Ho-cheng Yao93
David Wankel96
Keith Wood92


Tasting Notes
Robert KarlssonChocolate, total sherry-domination, coffee. Slightly sourly, massive wood influence. Ripe cherries. Massively massive taste. All on sherry wood, coffee, leather. A real sherrymonster without sulphury offnotes. Not bad.
Keith WoodGlass: Classic Malt - Colour: About as dark as they get. - Nose: Massive freshly sawn perfumed wood. Then dark cherries, walnut and car polish, all marinated in amaretto. I can find no faults here at all. - Palate: Can this be even better than the nose? Oil of orange, dark chocolate, amaretto, almost Earl Grey tea and then a suggestion of cognac / armagnac. - Finish: Extremely long, hint of cognac, pure exotic luxury. - Overall Impression: An absolute gem. Very aromatic and not too heavy nose followed by massive but light-ish and fresh-ish palate. Altogether magnificently rich and complex. "Great" indeed.