Here's another solid distillery that seldom puts a foot wrong. After all some old guy thinks this distillery produced the Whisky of the Year! Bloody hell! Who am I to argue with that?
Anyway, so I picked up this expression not really anything about it other than the fact that I generally like Glenmorangies and the Burgundy Wood finish seemed quite an interesting prospect.
The nose is quite sweetly layered and I like it. Marzipan, sliced apricots sit atop a sweet plate of creme brulee (minus the caramel, mind you). As the sweets fade there is a slice of minty celery accompanied by a floral whiff. And then, to add mystique, a pinch of black salt.
The burgundy wood comes cascading through on the palate (a little too strongly in my opinion) with notes of fruity wine, citrus and some nutty cinnamon.
The decent finish is oaky with hint of spicy toffee.
I think this is another dependable expression from Glenmorangie. And if someone were to gift it me I wouldn't complain.
I remember about 4-5 years ago I bought a bottle of this for £13!! Yep, £13 and no idea why it was going so cheap. Probably the best Glenmorangie I've ever tried too, but I've not seen it since I got that ludicrously cheap bottle. Was this review from the older style bottling pictured?
@Nemesis101 I hadn't very good things about this expression so I guess a couple of extra points were awarded for the element of surprise. Yes, the review is from the older style bottling pictured here.
Is it the best Glenmorangie I've ever tasted? Well, I don't know about that. I think the PX Sonnalta is very nice. Even the Quinta Ruiban is quite beautiful. I like this because it presents a very unique bouquet of flavors as compared to the standards.