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Glenmorangie 10 Year Old - Original

Complex, elusive and genuinely intriguing

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@jdcookReview by @jdcook

25th Oct 2009

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    21
  • Finish
    22
  • Balance
    22
  • Overall
    87

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Nose is gentle, creamy and citrus sweet with a hint of oak. No really dominant notes, but complex and elusive. Impressive.

After taking several sniffs over several minutes, I finally get around to tasting. Warm and smooth - woody with a hint of toasted, sweetened oats. I get flashes of citrus and vanilla. Nearly as hard to pin down as the nose.

The finish is long and warm - initially all sweetened oats, that fades into creamy oakiness.

Between this and the Astar (the only two Glenmorangies I've had), I'm fast becoming a fan. Complex, balanced, intriguing and excellent value for money. That pretty much sums up the two bottles I own. If the rest of the range are anything like the two I have, it's not hard to see why Glenmorangie is such a big name in the world of whisky.

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5 comments

Silas commented

I totally agree with your review: creamy and a bit sensuous.

I couldn't pass this up when I saw a $30 sale sign on the only bottle in Winn Dixie! Probably the best 30 bucks I ever spent!

I believe a non-Scotch drinker would appreciate this one just before dinner.

I made a present of the last 6 ounces in a handblown Fiji bottle to a beautiful female friend of mine: she loves it!

9 years ago 0

@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

Glenmorangie 10 is one of my all-time favorites as well. Now try the Nectar D'Or for desert !

9 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Yeah, my wife is a non-whisky drinker, but I got her to smell this, and she thought it was intriguing. We have a few more months before she can start drinking again (she's pregnant), and then we shall see!

9 years ago 0

@letsjames
letsjames commented

Quite smooth drink for me. Only if there are too many friends visit my place, I share this big bottle with them (1.5 liter, maybe only available in Taiwan) As for Ardbeg series, I never show to friends. That's for personal enjoyment.

9 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

I agree, it is very smooth and easy to drink. And I'm in agreement about the Ardbeg as well. The Uigedail is my favourite single malt of anything I've ever had.

9 years ago 0

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