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Glenmorangie Burgundy Finish

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Glenmorangie Burgundy Finish

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@MaltActivist
Glenmorangie Burgundy Finish

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.

@markjedi1

This Glenmorangie was finished on Burgundy wine casks. The only other whisky I’ve had likei t was the BenRiach 17 Year Old Burgundy Wood Finish, which I did not like all that much. Let us see if Glenmorangie fares any better.

The nose is very sweet with orangettes (orange gum in pure chocolate), honey, cake and something that reminds of rosehip. That must be the wine influence. Caramel and strawberries after a few minutes. I must admit, it is not bad at all.

The palate is somewhat light and unfortunately a bit sourish. The wine takes the upper hand. Behind that I get some crystallized sugar and malt, rhubarb marmalade and honey. But the wine kills the slightly peppered taste.

The finish is spicy and somewhat long. The wine fades at the end and allows the fruit to mercifully rear its head.

This used to be about 40 EUR, but it is not a bad thing that you can no longer fin dit. There is much better stuff out there on the market. This sort of whisky tells me again why I have a love-hate relationship with wine finishes.

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Unexpectedly light considering this is the port finish, the dried fruit and spice are very subtle,

Pleasant dram

Burgundy wine is not the same as Bordeaux wine .....it stands for Bourgogne which is a completely different region from France and has a different composition too, Bourgogne red wine is 100 % Pinot Noir while Bordeaux red wine can be Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc grapes varieties or a blend of them.

Burgundy and Port are not the same. The Port Wood finish is fantastic. I have never tasted the Burgundy finish, as it didn't sound all that great.

@JoeVelo

As the colour of this whisky suggest, the burgundy finish is very present. All Concord grape juice at the nose and the palate with a very sweet and long finish. All the qualities you expect from the men of Tain are there. This is one of the best red wine finish I have tasted so far.

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