Thursday, May 31, 2012

Glenrothes SM

Glenrothes Vintage 88
     The Vintage 1988 is of that rare breed. Never before bottled the Vintage has benefited from more than two decades maturing in a combination of Spanish and American oak; previously seasoned with both sherry and whisky. The combination gives the citrus notes a delicious cooked orange flavour and plenty of fruit as well which are evident on the nose and the palate.   $124.95   750ml
Appearance:
Copper gold, clear and bright 
Bouquet: 
Rich, spicy: ripe, dark, berry fruits 
Palate:
Rich, full flavour: candied orange peel, fruit compote 
Finish:
Very long, medium sweet

Glenrothes Vintage 95
     With about 30% from first fill American Sherry oak delivering butterscotch: Spice and dried fruits from 1st fill Spanish Sherry oak and the rest from refill casks giving the characteristic Glenrothes balance and complexity of flavour. Arguably it is preferable post-dinner when conversation is in full flow.

It fulfils every anticipation of The Glenrothes: A “come-hither” nose filled with exotic spices is followed by a citrus and fruity richness coated in honeyed butterscotch. These flavours, and more, are all delivered on the palate culminating with a long, rich and satisfying, fruity spiciness.   $73.95   750ml
Appearance:
Medium golden, clear and bright
Bouquet:
Floral, citrus and butterscotch notes with a hint of spicy white pepper and cedar-wood syrup
Palate:
Rich, sweet, soft fruit flavour, leading to a rich spiciness
Finish:
Sugared citrus peel soft fruits, medium dry with abundant spices

Glenrothes Vintage 98
    It is the first of the vintages that we have bottled that was expressly laid down at origin to be bottled as Glenrothes on maturity and as such has a greater availability of stock than any of the previous bottlings.

This is also Gordon Motion’s first bottling as Malt Master and he describes it as: “It’s said that pictures speak a thousand words and this is like Carmen Miranda’s hat in a bottle. Tropical fruits lead with pineapple and mango developing into sweet bananas, coconut and classic Glenrothes vanilla pods.”  $59.95  750ml
Appearance:
Medium golden, clear and bright
Bouquet:
Rich, spicy vanilla, golden syrup and lemongrass
Palate:
Soft, mature, sweet vanilla with a hint of cinnamon
Finish:
Smooth, long, rich vanilla

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