Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Glenrothes 1997 Signatory Unchillfiltered Review

Hello everyone,

Another Signatory today.
The Unchillfiltered Collection has left me very impressed, I think all the ones I've scored so far are in the high 70's, which is a good score from me. This was the only exception.

Glenrothes 1997 Signatory Unchillfiltered 46%
Colour: Amber
Body: Medium
Nose: Sweet and malty. Very nutty with dry Sherry and oak, heather honey, thick caramel and toffee, some coffee beans, orange chocolate. Autumnal.
Water: More waxy, a little herbal leafiness.
Taste: Smooth and gentle, quite sweet with Sherry, building nut, malt, a little sour lemon, then strong oak coming through with dark chocolate bitterness.
Water: More slow building but still very oaky.
Finish: Medium/Long length. Quite bitter with strong oak and +85% chocolate. A little burnt note too.

Bottled 2014 at 17yo. Single cask 9225. Reminds me of Highland Park without the smoke. a little over oaked for me, but still good.

71/100

Review #83

Network Average: 76.8
Best Score: 91
Worst Score: 44
0-49 Terrible
50-59 Bad
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
70-74 Good
75-79 Very Good
80-84 Excellent
85-89 Superb
90+ Magnificent

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