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Glenmorangie Nectar D'or

Ambrosia In A Bottle

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@SimeonSanchezReview by @SimeonSanchez

6th May 2014

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The legs move very slowly down from the wet line and the color is a delicate reddish gold.

I find the nose a little hard to take. At first, it's slightly vomitous and sickly sweet. High alcohol leads to pungency like lemon. There's slight vanilla, together with the old cherry-oak of the American casks. The shades of bourbon are like finding a familiar friend in a big crowd.

Then there's STRONG vanilla on subsequent nosing. Hints of mango and strawberry.

For taste, it's an explosion of flavor. There's white wine, honey, vanilla, and the cordiality I've found in my favorite Scotches. It evaporates into my head.

There's zero bitterness and a lingering, minty finish.

(The avuncular Ralfy calls the 12-year Glenmorangie variants "poncy," "posh," "poofy," or some other disparaging British term, but this is one of my favorite liquors.)

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7 comments

@FMichael
FMichael commented

Nice review...It's my favorite Glenmorangie.

5 years ago 0

@SimeonSanchez
SimeonSanchez commented

Thanks! I'm thinking of getting a bottle of Quinta Ruban to see how it compares, but this is probably the most elegant whisky I've tasted.

5 years ago 0

@FMichael
FMichael commented

Haven't had any Nectar D'or in a year (maybe more) so I popped open a new bottle last night...Wow - what a wonderful whiskey this is - had to bump up my previous rating from 90 to 92.

Might have to pick up a few more bottles to tuck away.

5 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

I agree. It is one of my favorites also. It's just different than anything out there, thanks to the Sauternes cask extra maturation. However, a bit expensive if I may add. That's why When i'm in the mood for Glenmo's, I often end up getting the Lasanta, which is a phenomenal product also--even though is a whole different animal. Excellent review Mr. Sanchez!!!!

5 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

Oh, yeah! Why the relevance with Ambrosia

5 years ago 0

@SimeonSanchez
SimeonSanchez commented

I thought ambrosia was a nectar that the gods drank, but I could be mistaken.

5 years ago 0

@vrudy6
vrudy6 commented

Pardon my ignorance. I was automatically thinking of the 70's rock band. LOL!!!

5 years ago 0

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