The nose is certainly "porty” and fruity relegating the grain to the background. The palate is dense and fruit driven employing the sweet grains and ripe orange and currant flavors to add depth and length. A very stylish and complex spirit.
Delightful fruit aromas of ripe plum, fresh pomegranate and orange give way to lighter hints of oats. Once in the mouth it is incredibly smooth and turns toward baked apricot, dried plum and fig flavors before finishing effortlessly with a lingering perfume.
Glenmorangie does it again AAAAAA
In 1999 Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s head of whisky creation, acquired the keys to a limited quantity of Sauternes barriques from the fabled vineyards of Chateau d’Yquem. This gave him an idea; what would happen if the exquisite 18-year-old vintage he had been patiently maturing were to be transferred into these famous barriques? The result of these 10 years of extra maturation is just 1,000 bottles of the oldest and very finest Glenmorangie vintage whisky.
To complement the collaboration between Glenmorangie and Chateau d’Yquem, a partnership between the traditions of whisky creation and viniculture, two renowned designers have been commissioned to encapsulate this story in an object of rare beauty. They are Laurence Brabant and Wouter Scheublin, and they have come together to create a wooden coffret that glides open to reveal a sensual crystal vessel