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06 Mar 2012

Glen Grant 1972 (Angel’s Choice)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Glen Grant

Malts of Scotland already releases a sherried Glen Grant 1972 last year. Now there’s a second cask in the Angel’s Choice series.

 

Glen Grant 1972 MoS Angel's ChoiceGlen Grant 39 yo 1972 (54,1%, Malts of Scotland ‘Angel’s Choice’ 2012, sherry hogshead MoS 12006, 78 btl., 35 cl.)

Nose: typical Glen Grant 72, full of sweet, juicy fruits. Quince marmalade, stewed prunes and papaya. Over time this evolves into almond notes and cinnamon. Highlights of mint. A little wax and paraffin. Lovely. Mouth: still fruity with a little more oak now. Nice balance of fruity sweetness (raisins, fruit cake) and oaky sourness. Nutmeg and pepper. Oranges. Hints of strawberry jam but they’re gone before you know. Fades on mint liqueur. Finish: medium long, on oranges and drying spices.

Another good Glen Grant 1972, perfect for this high-quality Angel’s Choice series. Around € 95 (half bottle). Not sure if this is still available.

Score: 90/100

Tasted again 14/04/2012: 89/100

 

Glen Grant 1972 (Angel’s Choice) 4 Ruben Luyten 2012-03-06

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