Glenrothes 1973 Restricted Release 43% 1973
|Cask Number||Bottle code Approved 05.07.2000|
|Condition||In Original Container|
Jim Murray Whisky Bibel 2004 1rst Edition
The Glenrothes 1973 bott 00 db (91) n22 just brilliant fruit: apples and tangerine in particular t24 dazzling malt arrival with outstanding complexity thanks to the most delicateyet occasionally vicious spices f23 the fruit and spicehang on in for a while, the complexity gathering momentum towards the end b22. Great malt from a Speysider that dares to offer something big and bruising yet somehow complex and sophisticated. 43%
Serge Valentin (85)
Colour: pale amber. Nose: very rounded attack, starting very nutty and malty, on some bold notes of walnuts and walnut liqueur (nusswasser), hot praline, baked pears topped with caramel. Gets then quite flowery (peonies), with also some fresh vanilla. A very nice nose, very osy, very classical and perfectly balanced. Mouth: oh, this time I feel it lacks some body, and the attack is sweet but unusually grainy. But it quick to adjust its aim a bit, with again quite some praline, fudge, caramel, honey We probably like more oomph but it a very nice all-rounder, although the recent 1972 (see above) is much, much better in my opinion. Anyway, 85 points for the 1973.