Glendronach 15 Tawny Port Finish Review

This is a 15 year expression from Glendronach that was finished in Tawny Port casks and bottled at 46% ABV.

Nose: Port comes through cleanly with stewed fruit, mulling spices, heavy grape juice, slightly briny, and a fair amount of brown sugar.

Palate: Again quite port/grape heavy here with moderate oak presence. Sugary malt and red berries round out a sweet profile.

Finish: Port lingers with the spices, brown sugar, and molasses for a long time.

Rating: 86/100 – Sometimes I wish port finishes could be as complex as sherry finish, but I find it’s often too heavy a curtain over the dram that lacks some of the subtleties and variety I find in sherry finishes (non-PX ones really).

Value for the money: This appears to retail for around $65-$70, and I would probably buy one at that price if I saw it.

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