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GlenDronach Sauternes Cask Finish 12 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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GlenDronach Sauternes Cask Finish 12 Years Old

Brand
GlenDronach
Expression
Sauternes Cask Finish 12 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
12 years old
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Glendronach Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.glendronachdistillery.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

93
Nose
A beautiful nose of dusty spices with perfumed violets, earth, honey and barley. Big, powerful nose with lightly buttery oak, sweet barley and rye-like herbal notes. The honey is divine!
Palate
Opens with honey, barley and dusty spices. Full and chewy with apricot, barley and juicy malt. Hints of dried fruit come through along with coffee and liquorice
Finish
Long, succulent and juicy. The thick honey balances the alcohol and tannins superbly. Slightly smoky and earthy after-taste.
Comment
Simply stunning. Powerful, superbly balanced. A malt to savour.

Martine Nouet

80
Nose
Malty. Hazelnut toffee. And also a cheesy note. Then undergrowth aromas. Wet leaves, pine needles. Then opening on sweeter notes. Praline, milk chocolate.
Palate
Smooth at first then crisp and dry. More toffee, caramel custard. Praline. Touch of ginger. Wood is well integrated. Water enhances fruit (apple).
Finish
Lively, dry and spicy.
Comment
I was disturbed at first by a kind of cheesy note; but on time, the nose blossomed into a pastry-like aromatic palate. Good spicy kick. An uplifting whisky.
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