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Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

16th Jan 2012


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Glenmorangie gave this whisky, after its regular maturation on bourbon casks, a finish on port pipes. I tasted it H2H against the newer release, the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.

On the nose, the malt is overpowered by the, in this case fortified, wine. After the initial sweet burst, it turns sour quite rapidly. It even reminds me of glühwein, although that may be due to the time of year. After that, it even becomes a little un-fresh. Cardboard and mould.

On the palate I get an instant pleasant mix of sweet (toffee, raisins) and sour (port), but then rosewater kicks in. Toward the end, it turns somewhat bitter.

The finish, medium in length, goes back down the sour path.

Yet another wine finish that cannot convince. About 40 EUR, but hard to find.

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Newkophile commented

I've been fortunate to find two bottles of this Glenmorangie PW finish and have enjoyed them immensely. I detect cherry, chocolate and licorice notes on the nose, raspberry and raisiny notes on the palate, with the finish being somewhat oaky and short. I would rate this out of print item (it's been superseded by the Quinta Ruban) at a very respectable 88.

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