Master Of Malts
Joined: 23 Dec 2007
Location: Lincolnshire England
|Posted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:09 pm Post subject: Glenfarclas 1954 46 year 43% OB bottled 2000
Very elegant indeed, on sweet plum, some brandy notes, milk chocolate, juicy raisins, , notes of fresh cream.
Smooth, wow that is some palate but as expected at this age there is some bitterness at first and I detect hints of black currant.
Sweet caramel, salted caramel also, a few smoked meat notes n the mix.
Good medium length, smooth and its getting sweeter but the oak is in the background but its there.
My sort of Glenfarclas , its not heavy sherry version, so elegant but the oak has got it a little and I think this was bottles a few years too late but that (humbly) is me nit picking.
Just tried this head to head with the 1953 50 year Adelphi TWTCBN
The Adelphi just shades a close contest because the higher abv give it more staying power and the oak is more noticeable on the 1954.
There is an added sweet note on the Adelphi but they are both similar profile wise and neither is heavy sherry, both are excellent.
Pour me a glass please.