Matured in a small number of ex-sherry casks and American oak casks, Glenfiddich Grand Cru has been finished for four months in a combination of first-fill and second-fill French oak casks that have been used to ferment wine that will eventually become Champagne. The palate offers notes of creamy vanilla, brioche, pear sorbet and white grapes, complimented by aromas of freshly-baked bread, apple blossom and lemons.
Soft lemon and pink lady apple notes sit alongside a heavier creaminess. Marzipan and honey brioche follow. The apple becomes more intense with time, picking up grapes, floral honey and the merest hint of red fruits along the way.
Oily. Sweet, honeyed fruits and a rush of cream, then baked apple tart with extra apple skins and flecks of spice. The sweet nuttiness from the nose is present too.
Dry and short, with notes of hazelnuts, brioche and honeysuckle.