Glenrothes 2001 (bottled 2012), 43%

Price: $67 Issue: Fall 2013 Reviewer: Dave Broom

A typical Rothes nose, with vanilla, granola, apple, Brazil nut, lemon, and

low-level sweet spices mixing with lightly oxidized fruits. That said, it needs

water, especially for the palate, where the malty crispness of the undiluted

taste is replaced by something more considered, darkly fruity and gently spicy;

coriander is uppermost. All in all, this is Rothes in very approachable rather

than dynamic guise. One for a lazy afternoon.