Glenfiddich

Age of Discovery

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 96
Specifications
Brand: Glenfiddich
Expression: Age of Discovery
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Glenfiddich Distillery, William Grant & Sons, Dufftown, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Shows good maturity. Oak-driven and spicy with soft, sweet, black fruits - blueberry and sloe. Lightly vinous with plum jam, apple, light chocolate, dried cherry. Slightly mossy.
Palate: Balanced. Soft fruits backed with crisp sweet oak. Gentle, fleshy and smooth with a tongue-coating quality. Damson-stone bitterness gives balance and stops it being too jammy.
Finish: Clean, thick, sweet.
Comment: A new land for Glenfiddich and the drinker. Recommended.
8.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Farm-like. Cowshed, wet straw. Milk parlour. Butyric. A grassy touch. Lemonbalm. Sweetmeadow flowers.
Palate: Sweet at first but immediately followed by an oaky grip which releases bitter notes. Getting fizzy. Dry cider. Ginger. Dark chocolate. Sweeter with water but not really palatable.
Finish: Dry and fizzy. Numbs the tongue without water.
Comment: That farmyard profile is a bit too much. And the palate is dour though sweet.Lacks balance.
7.0
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