12 Dec 2010
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Glenrothes
A middle-aged Glenrothes that sits between the 1970 – 1980’s vintages and the younger 1990’s vintages (1994 and 1998).
Glenrothes 1991 (43%, OB 2008)
Nose: honeyed and buttery aromas (butterscotch, mocha). Caramel. Roasted nuts. Vanilla. Quite some heather. Cooked fruits with gentle spices. A hint of leather. Mouth: similar toffee / mocha notes. Baked apples and a lovely hint of coconut cream. Roasted nuts and barley sugars in the aftertaste. Fading on spices (ginger, cloves). Finish: not too long, with cocoa and subtle oak.
For me, this is one of the most archetypal Glenrothes expressions because of the buttery qualities, nutty flavours and spices. Of course the old versions offer more complexity and roundness, but this one is considerably less expensive.
Around € 55.