Glendronach 42yo 1971/2013
(44.6%, OB, D15/02/'71 B05/'13, PX Sherry Puncheon, C#1246, 432 Bts., 700ml)
|Type||Scotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)|
|Bottler|| Official Bottling|
|Alcohol By Volume||44.6%|
|Other Details||D15/02/'71 B05/'13, PX Sherry Puncheon|
|Robert Karlsson||93 |
|Ho-cheng Yao||87 |
|Krishna Nukala||91 |
|Tim Puett||88 |
|Keith Wood||89 |
|Robert Karlsson||Hey what's going on!? The nose here is hugely intensive. Is this whisky? Doubtful. Rum? More likely. This is one extreme baby. With a little time and reflection yes most likely a whisky. But so exceptionally huge, bitter on wood influence. WOW. What is THIS? Special special and oh so fantastically exciting. Ultra-matured sherry style here. Huge intense taste. Loads of aged bitterness, cherry kernels of the uber-concentrated kind. So much wood influence it's difficult to describe. 0.5cl is like a three course meal. Superbly exciting whisky this one. |
|Krishna Nukala||Typical sherried nose. Lots of dry fruits and spices- Dry on nose with some organics. In fact very dry almost like tannins. Sweet and smooth with lots of organics. Dark Chocolates, Christmas cake etc etc.... looks a like a whisky that has spent a lot of time in a quality sherry cask. (Blind tasting notes of MMA 2013) |
|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Liquid treacle toffee.
- Nose: Rich? It's massive with toasted dark fruitiness, wood, leather, coffee beans, dark chocolate and even a hint of smokiness.
- Palate: Everything from the nose but with the toasted-ness and (roasted) coffee beans multiplied by a factor of three.
- Finish: Very long and toasted and quite dry right at the end.
- Overall impression: Very rich, intense and obviously old and sherried, but there's just a little something light missing which prevents this one attaining 'Greatness', but it's still knocking on the door. Brilliant, just a truly excellent experience. |