Review #95 | /r/Scotch Review #36 – Glenfarclas 1990 24yr KL Selection
The Schtick: This is a bottling of casks that KL Wines in California picked from Glenfarclas. This particular cask was bottled at 50% ABV, coming from first fill sherry.
Bottler: Glenfarclas (For KL)
ABV: 50% ABV
Age: 24 Years
Mashbill: Single Malt (Barley)
Source: Bottle, Purchased
Nose: Deep and thick sherry notes – plum, fig and some grape. There’s spice, dust and leather here too and it’s oh so well blended.
Taste: Thick sherry, lots of leather and spice, with sherry fruits. More complex than when I first opened the bottle. It’s sweet but not overpowering and very “deep”.
Finish: Long, complex and sweet. The fig here really explodes with grape notes and the sherry playing a strong role.
Overall: This is a phenomenal bottling. It also shows how much a little bump in ABV can help a dram. This is great stuff, and a great selection on behalf of KL.
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1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.
2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.
3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.
4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.
5 | Good | Good, just fine.
6 | Very Good | A cut above.
7 | Great | Well above average
8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.
9 | Incredible | An all time favorite
10 | Perfect | Perfect