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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie 12yr Quinta Ruban

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GReview by @Gwmilks

4th Apr 2013


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Interesting nose in that it is not as intricate as I'd have expected from a port finish. You can definitely get the fruity tones, but not quite as strong as I'd have expected. Very smooth smell, but well aware that it is indeed a whiskey.

The palate is very caramely. A caramelized caramel? I get the mint out of it, but only slightly, and more as a finish, IMO. Not too harsh, but it is not the smoothest that I have ever had. Strong fruit flavors from the port, no doubt. A lot of berry flavors and a detectable amount of lemon or a more sour citrus, that is to say, not orange. Maybe a grapefruit without the bitter? Is this what people are attributing the mint flavors to?

The finish begins with a strong single malt normalcy. After a second or two, the citrus/berry flavors break through for a nice undertone to breathing. The caramel lingers for minutes.

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systemdown commented

Welcome to the fold, thanks for the review. I have a bottle in my cabinet and I'll be sure to contrast with your experience when I open it. Cheers!

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