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Now let's try the current bottling. In my last review, I said the current bottling no longer carried a 10 year old age statement - this is false, now that I'm looking at it it clearly does. I just opened this now.
The colour is a medium gold, identical to the older bottling (though perhaps a little less oily in the glass). On the nose there is honey, lemon, baked pastry, almonds, a touch of oak and a tiny bit of spice. A slight hint of peat comes through with water. Very nice and pleasant.
On the palate this is very smooth and easy-going - a little too delicate. Light thin honey, orange pith, lemon meringue and again, a very small touch of spice (a bit spicier with water). Nice but fairly nondescript.
The finish is a bit oaky, herbal and fruity, with some late arriving spice. Well, as you get from my notes above - it's nice. Pretty much what I tasted last night with Hamish (though I think this bottle with me here is still a bit closed, it needs time to open up). But no comparison to the older mini. Side-by-side, the older one has that old malty, slightly peaty aspect to it that the new one is sorely missing - especially on the palate. There is no contest. When it comes to the Glenmorangie 10, older is better.