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Glenfarclas 43 Years Old, Cognac Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Glenfarclas 43 Years Old, Cognac Cask

Brand
Glenfarclas
Expression
43 Years Old, Cognac Cask
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
43 years old
Abv
46.70%
Produced at
Glenfarclas Distillery
Region
Speyside

Martine Nouet

92
Nose
Intense, elegant, complex. Fruit and oak are intertwined in a luscious fragrant bouquet. Peaches stewed in honey. Dates and dried apricot. Sandalwood. Touch of incense. Walnut.
Palate
Silky, caressing. Again, a perfect integration of oak and fruit. So complex. Dried fruit like Dundee cake.
Finish
Lingering, elegantly nutty.
Comment
Incredibly “alive” for a 43 Years Old whisky. Absolutely wonderful. Fully matured or just finished in a cognac cask ? Whatever, it worked superbly.

Dave Broom

90
Nose
Very perfumed with an almost vinous quality to the nose. Blackberries, perfumed candles mixed with honeysuckle, ginseng, tamarind and a dunnage-like earthiness.
Palate
More wood apparent but only to add to the weird exoticism. Rancio galore. Plenty of musk and a pleasing bitterness - powdered clove, star anise and hints of vintage rhum agricole.
Finish
Spiced and long.
Comment
For me best neat. A must-have.
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