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Glenfarclas 1971 Sherry Butt Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas 1971 Sherry Butt

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
1971 Sherry Butt
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
51.00%
Vintage
1971
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Martine Nouet

73
Nose
Intense. Earthy. Moss, bracken. Damp cellar. Cider apples. An air of mustiness. In the back a floral touch. Violet maybe.
Palate
Smooth then grippy. Bitter oak which the toffee cannot counterbalance.
Finish
Dry, astringent.
Comment
Too long a maturation. When oak dictates the aromatic profile, it is hard to feel satisfied.

Dave Broom

88
Nose
Quite ‘open', even exposed, initially - there's wood, scented candles and incense - very religious! In time, a lovely dustiness takes over: rose petals.
Palate
Less dusty than the nose with more deep fruits, liquorice and a burnt edge. Seasonally it's late autumn with stout shoes tramping over wet leaves.
Finish
Long and solid and full.
Comment
A big, bold statement and with great balance between cask and spirit.
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