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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Port Classic!

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@MaltActivistReview by @MaltActivist

13th Sep 2012

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    91

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What an absolute corker this one is!

I recently had the 10 year old Glenmorangie on which this port finish version is based and, I tell you, it was an absolute pleasure. So this expression, with it's added maturity and consequent complexity, is a must have in any budding bar.

The nose is strong and sugary and the ripe bananas make me feel like I'm on a paradise island in the Caribbean. There is the smell of fresh grass, coconuts hanging from the trees and a mound of glistening grapes in the sun. In the very distant background is the wafting smell of a juicy meat stew emanating from one of the nearby wooden shacks that dot the beach.

The dry palate is oaky goodness on a slice of burnt toast. The red grapes try and come out in full force only to be subdued a massive cinnamon jolt. The spices, though, balance marvelously with the sweeter flavors and make for a strong and robust impression.

The long finish is like opening a cupboard full of cloves, aniseed, almonds, and dark fruits. I love it!

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4 comments

@Katipo
Katipo commented

This is one of my favourites too. It is the only port finish whisky I have tried, but I find the the two flavours complement each other wonderfully. I've got my third bottle coming tomorrow.

6 years ago 0

@MaltActivist
MaltActivist commented

If you like port finishes then I must recommend the Balvenie 21 Port Wood - a very nice single malt, indeed!

6 years ago 0

@Katipo
Katipo commented

Thanks for the recommendation. I will definately keep my eye out for it.

6 years ago 0

@Newkophile
Newkophile commented

I'm sure the Balvenie 21 Port Wood is great but at approx $170 a bottle, the Quinta Ruban's under $50 price makes it a wonderful choice for those of us who must be more thrifty minded. In any event, I have recently been able to obtain the predecessor for the QR, i.e, the Glenmorangie 12 year Port Wood (43% ABV) and it's quite good as well, if you can still find it.

6 years ago 0

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