I’ve already tried the Glenfarclas 1971 cask #140 from the same series and Glenfarclas 1971 cask #148 for Silver Seal, all bottled in the same year.
Glenfarclas 40 yo 1971 (51%, OB Family Cask VII 2011, sherry butt #150, 468 btl.)
Nose: very vibrant – the sherry is big but not too loud. Plenty of plums, redcurrants and raspberry jam. Lovely polished oak. A little vanilla and treacle toffee. Rum & raisins. Very light hints of lemon candles. Very seductive.
Mouth: fresh, again a really nice fruitiness of red berries, juicy plums and a little cranberry juice. Fruitcake. Honey. Liquorice. There’s a certain grassiness but no excessive wood.
Finish: medium long, with the same grassiness but still fruity notes as well.
Always a pleasure, these old Glenfarclas Family Casks. This one is just as good as its siblings. Not sure what the original price was, now around € 500-650 now.