Glenmorangie Finealta

Solid Glenmorangie

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

MaltActivist

Date:

21st Apr 2013

Reviewer rating:

89

About this score:

  • Nose: 22
  • Taste: 23
  • Finish: 22
  • Balance: 22

The average score for this whisky is 87.

Tasting Notes by MaltActivist

There are few whiskies that you can seldom go wrong with and Glenmorangie is one of them. So when I picked out the increasingly rare Finealta off a friend's shelf I already had fairly high expectations.

The nose is soft smoke with sherry undertones mixed in with vanilla and fruit drops. This is followed by a touch of honey and some crushed red grapes. Finally a handful of roasted chestnuts give the nose a nice layer of complexity.

The full bodied delivery is cinnamon spicy at first and then a nice caramel and treacle sweet next. The slightly smoky oak then weaves in quite expertly and brings with it a deft minty touch.

The medium dry finish is a very nice mix of minty leaves and oak shavings.

Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Glenmorangie

Region:

Highland

ABV:

46%

Colour:

Full Gold

Comments

vanPelt

vanPelt wrote:

This quite closely matches my first impression after finally getting my hands on some. Thanks for this review; my review will come but probably not add too much more!

22 May 2014 21:53

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