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Glenmorangie Lasanta

Plum juice

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@casualtortureReview by @casualtorture

30th Sep 2017

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  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    18
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
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I was browsing the shop the other day with the intent of getting a bottle of the very enjoyable Glenfarclas 12. The farclas was $71 and I saw this Lasanta for $55 so I made a financial decision and picked this one up instead. Plus this is a new one for me. Bottle has been opened about a week and is 90% full.

Nose: Sweet red wine and plums. Pretty typical sherried whisky. Brown sugar cake. Gingerbread. Pretty sweet. Rasberries. Very enjoyable fruity nose as is the case with most sherried whisky.

Palate: Very clean, typical sherried flavors. Plums definitely stand out the most. There is a slight bitterness as well but it is useful to balance out some of the sweet plum juice.

Finish: Fairly short. Plum juice, vanilla and dark cherries remain to finish things off.

Overall: Pretty standard, clean sherried whisky. No complaints, nothing spectacular but it is good. Looking forward to enjoying this bottle and seeing how it evolves with time.

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17 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

My uncle's bottle held its own with time. It's good, inoffensive is a good term here. It's not spectacular but doesn't put you off...

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden commented

Agreed! I think it's a good example of Sherry aging. Very approachable. However usually for me the Lasanta carries an off note of chewed liquorice bubblegum.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

@Alexsweden I haven't had much of that so maybe that's why I didn't pick it up. I may have had that nasty candy once as a child.

about one month ago 0

@Robert99
Robert99 commented

@Alexsweden For the last 5 years, all Glenmo had an off note for me and this year, in the young stuff, It was back to taste it used to be. I bought a bottle of Lasanta because of that and to the fact that it supposed to be a good year for it.

@casualtorture Sometimes I find that the classic malts like Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, Glenfiddich and others like Macallan and Balvenie are look at, in their regular offering,, as too common and having nothimg spectacular and it's maybe true, but I also thing that we don't appreciate them to their true value by forgetting that they defined and still define what Scotch is basicaly supposed to taste like. It's a bit like French wine compare to New World wine, the latest are often spectacular but on the long run you realy appreciate the first a bit more.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor commented

@casualtorture, there are quite a few areas in which I would disagree with Jim Murray, but one area in which I would be in total agreement is that Glenmorangie Lasanta, until about 3 years ago was totally sulphured shit. I've had some since, about 2 years ago, that was as you portray it: unpretentious, inoffensive, and actually pretty good. Would I trust Lasanta now? I am still leery that a bottle of that terrible old stuff might still be lurking on some store's shelves. It would probably be ok to own just now, but the shivers run deep in me at the memory of the foul Lasanta I have drunk in the past.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

@Robert99 Apparently Benromach 10 is an “Old Style Speyside”. I’m not any kind of authority, but if that’s true then more Speyside distilleries should follow suit.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

I’ve never tried Lasanta, but I’ve had a Farclas 12 for about 4 weeks now and I’ve only had about 3 drams of it. I’m hoping time improves it. As of this writing, it’s no more impressive than Glenfiddich 12, which is fine, but Farclas is priced about $20 above ‘fiddich so I’m not impressed.

about one month ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

Air should help with your Glenfarclas 12 yo, but it might take a lot of it, like years worth. I was not too taken with my one bottle of Glenfarclas 12 yo either, though just about when I finished it off, 4 years later, I liked it a little better. No, Glenfarclas 12 yo is not like the 15 yo. Truly, it is difficult to understand why Glenfarclas 15 yo is usually SO much better than any of their other offerings up to at least the 25 yo (for me the 40 yo).

Would I buy Glenfarclas 12 yo again? I have not, so far, despite it being on sale for about $ 41, incl tax. Would I? Maybe, but there is no urgency.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound commented

@Victor I don’t think making it last will be a problem. Besides, Lot 40 CS is dominating my thoughts alongside the Ardbeg Uigeadail which is hopefully on its way before year’s end. Oh, and there’s Redbreast 12 CS available online through the LCBO that keeps calling my name.

about one month ago 0

@Victor
Victor commented

@OdysseusUnbound, I tasted Lot 40 CS in New Orleans a couple of months ago. It's good. Is it as impressive as I and @Dramlette were hoping? No. But certainly worth having in your cabinet. I'd like to taste 2 or 3 more drams of it, but I don't need a bottle. Sure, I know, CASK STRENGTH ANYTHING CANADIAN is big news in Canada, and it is well to commemorate the novelty of it by owning some.

Really I do not understand how anyone would voluntarily go without Uigeadail for years at a time. Yeah, yeah, LCBO prices...get someone to bring you some from another country.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor commented

...including that "other country" Alberta.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@OdysseusUnbound I give 2 thumbs up, 3 if I had em, to the Redbreast CS.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

I enjoyed the farclas 12. Not nearly as much as the 15yo, which is a world class whisky.

about one month ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub commented

@Victor I'm not sure it's voluntary for many of us here to go without Uigeadail. I have very few family or friends that travel across the border, and of those that do, it doesn't always seem appropriate to ask or is a big imposition to put them in. I love Uigeadail and would gladly stock 5 bottles or so...but alas.

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@Mancub Looks like I may need to begin providing a public service from Calgary. Or, the Toronto (and Sudbury and Greater Barrie area) Connosrs should just meet frequently and drink from the same bottle...

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@Mancub
Mancub commented

@Nozinan I like your thinking ;)

about one month ago 0

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