Review: Glenfarclas 40 year oldMay 6th, 2010
Glenfarclas, 40 year old, 46%, $460
Glenfarclas has a proven track record for aging very well. I’ve enjoyed some amazing 25 and 30 year old expressions, in addition to some older vintage offerings. Does this new 40 year old follow suit? Absolutely! It’s complex, well-rounded, with great depth and no excessive oak. Lush, candied citrus (especially orange), old pot-still rum, maple syrup, fig, roasted nuts, and polished leather, with hints of mocha, candied ginger and tobacco. A bit oily in texture (which I find soothing), with good tannic grip on the finish. A classic, well-matured Glenfarclas—and and a very good value for its age.
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 95