Glenmorangie

Original

ABV 40%
REVIEWED Issue 6, Issue 7, Issue 70
Specifications
Brand: Glenmorangie
Expression: Original
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 10 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Editor's Choice
Issue 6
Recommended
Issue 7
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Glenmorangie Distillery, Tain, Ross-Shire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A lighter, more flowery aroma but still not lacking in mixed fruit. There is an ethereal quality to the vanilla-malt complexity.
Palate: Sweet and delightfully spicy at first, then becomes richer and oilier. Barley sugar sweetness and some creeping oak.
Finish: Wave upon wave of brilliant malt carresses the tastebuds: sometimes sweet, sometimes a little drier.
Comment: For my money the best Glenmorangie I have yet come across: complexity beyond belief. Truly outstanding.
9.0
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A lighter, more flowery aroma with mixed fruit. Ethereal quality to the vanilla-malt complexity.
Palate: Sweet and delightfully spicy at first, then becomes richer and oilier.
Finish: Brilliant malt caresses the tastebuds: some times sweet, sometimes a little drier.
Comment: For my money the best Glenmorangie. I have yet come across: complexity beyond belief. Truly outstanding.
9.0
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very distinctive, clean, oaky peatiness. This character is in the background throughout.
Palate: Flowery. Fudgy. Toffeeish. Nutty. Very soft, restrained, spiciness. Then toasty and peaty.
Finish: Firm, clean (almost crisp), peatiness. Then long, very soft, spicy and remarkably warming.
Comment: Illustrates the extra dimension in whiskies when most distilleries did their own malting.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Sweet smooth and creamy. Light vanilla-accented oak,then passion fruit. With water nutty oak:like adessert topped with hazelnut.
Palate: Pure flavours. Silky feel. Poised. The passion fruit returns along with vanilla. Light grip.
Finish: Softly silky.
Comment: A standard malt? This is a very classy dram,so LVMH stop discounting. It only makes you seem like you'reashamed of it!
8.2
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Very distinctive, clean, oaky peatiness. This character is in the background throughout.
Palate: Flowery. Fudgy. Toffeeish. Nutty. Very soft, strained spiciness. Then toasty and peaty.
Finish: Firm, clean (almost crisp), peatiness. Then long, very soft, spicy and remarkably warming.
Comment: Made when the distillery had its own maltings, and an eloquent advocate for such an arrangement.
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Perfumy. Light. Citrussy. Lemon sherbet,touch of tangerine. Ripe pear. Lemon drop. Sweet malty notesmingling with fruit.
Palate: Mellow,gently flowing. Sweet summer fruit. Pear drop.
Finish: Sweet,with soft spices dryness in the back.
Comment: A gentle dram,lively and refreshing. To toast the spring.
7.8
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