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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Sugared Mandarin

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

18th Jan 2012


Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
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This new version of the port finished Glenmorangie is botteled at 46% ABV (the old Port Wood Finish at only 43% ABV). I tasted them side by side. This one is a little darker, but you probably know that does not mean a thing.

It is much sweeter and rounder on the nose with toffee and crème brûlée, wood berries, pears and mandarin. Nothing sour in this case, which is a relief. A touch floral. Silky soft.

On the palate it is almost creamy and very sweet: pear syrup, pineapple, mandarin. Feisty with some good allspice. But midpalate, the wine suddenly rears its ugly head in full force, making you pull an ugly face. Too vinous. Pity.

The finish, which is short, bursts with oak and some sugared mandarin.

This is a vast improvement over the old version, but still not a top class dram. About 45 EUR.

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