Glenfiddich 40 years 2013 Release 9
A simple tasting note of an extraordinary whisky.
Glenfiddich 40 years, 2013 Release 9, 600 bottles, 700 ml, 41.7% (tasted on 6/5/14)
Obviously it was a sample as I am well-known the poor that by no mean I can afford a bottle.
This 40 years old Glenfiddich is belonging to the Rare and Vintage Series. This Glenfiddich with a £2,700 price tap is the second but most expensive one in this series. The champion is the 50 years old Glenfidich which is selling for £22,850.
I understood that we should not just focus on price and age for a whisky but however such an expensive old whisky this is indeed a good gossip topic.
Nose: Old wardrobe, dried Chinese date, aged winter honey, sweet preserved ginger, dark chocolate, cinnamon stick, citrus
Palate: Citrus, black coffee, dark chocolate, black tea, aged winter honey, charred preserved plum
Aftertaste: Medium length, toasted coffee, herb, dried citrus peel
Comment: Condense but mild aroma, scent of mature and deepening but still energetic, different aromas flowing out in order, rich and detailing. Very soft and smooth on palate, silky, one of my hated description but no alternative to use it this time. Palate lesser condense than nose, but more robust, slightly sour citrus and toasted sweet & sour plume highlighted from raw coffee and chocolate, aged winter honey sweeten the profile, balancing and detailing. Medium length aftertaste, aromatic toasted coffee, a bit bitterness of herb but still comfortable and chewing. Perfect aroma, smooth and balance palate, comfortable bitterness and toasty aftertaste, an excellent whisky.