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.
@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.