Glen Moray 12 Years Old used to be a bastion of ultra-malty simplicity. No more. Chenin Blanc barrels have added a delightful dimension.
12 Years Old, Chenin Blanc Finish
Standard (Distillery or blended)
Nose: Altogether richer, more strident and confident. The wine effect is astonishing: sweet, overripe grapes balanced by a fabulous malty echo. Intriguingly smoky, too.
Palate: Soft and velvety on the palate. Charming spicy notes add to a complexity unusual for a Glen Moray.
Finish: Soft cocoa notes and some drying oak. The winey effect seems to linger while the spice battles to the end.
Comment: Glen Moray 12 Years Old used to be a bastion of ultra-malty simplicity. No more. Chenin Blanc barrels have added a delightful dimension.
Nose: Pears, walnuts, fresh oak.
Palate: Pears in cream; late, lively, peachy fruitiness. Garden mint
Finish: Raisiny, also resiny. Fresh oak, soothing warmth.
Comment: Smooth body, beeswax-like. The wine adds an element, but many loyalists will miss the previous version.
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