Delightful aromas of breakfast cereal, honeysuckle, candied orange and grape leap fro the glass along with buttered biscuits. A sumptuous mouthfeel opens up into flavors of marmalade, butter, toasted wheat, and a hint of grape. A deeper layer of baked stone fruits is detectable. A wonderfully balanced and honeyed finish follows.
Earthy and sweet aromas combine cereal grains, straw, and baking spices. Rich in the mouth there is considerable spice up front with undertones of apricot and butter. The palate turns toward caramel and coffee with lots of cinnamon spice on the finish.
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