Review - Glenrothes 1998

I've a real soft spot for Glenrothes, in fact it was my choice when celebrating my 40th birthday.  I don't think I've ever had a poor bottle and the 1998 is no exception.. My one criticism: the bottle.  It looks bonny and it's distinctive but boy is it a pain to pour!

ABV 43% vol
Price £44

Nose 21/25 - really quite slight, but there's a sweetness coupled with nutmeg and cinnamon 
Taste 22/25 - beautiful, smooth, spicy cinnamon, real heat in the mouth, some pepper and a sort of sweet marshmallow note
Finish 23/25 - a decent length, a hint of toffee and a lovely warmth that just keeps going
Balance 22/25 - a really good dram, one I'd choose without hesitation, I'm perhaps hesitant on value for money
Total 88/100