Nose: Sweet and fruity, with grapes, raisins, apricots, berries, apples, plums, peaches, and tangerines. Then we have Amaretto, brandy-esque floral notes, caramel, and big oak. Oddly, the thick, syrupy-sweet caramel notes with the prominent oak almost reminds me of bourbon. Luckily these notes don’t seem at odds with the sherry flavours.
Palate: Things get a bit bolder here. Creamy arrival. Very fruity, with grapes, apricots, tangerines and floral notes. Leather, brandy, and dark chocolate follow.
Finish: Vanilla comes in big here. More of that grapey/brandy note, malt, apricot, fresh cream, berries, leather, tobacco, cherries, cinnamon and roasted almonds. Behind all that is the Glenmo signature, which is like a creamy vanilla/marmalade note that lingers.
Thoughts: If you’re only familiar with the core range, you’ll find this to be more substantial. Good abv, good intensity, and well-picked PX casks. I like that they didn’t skimp on the finish, giving it a solid two years in the PX casks. Despite being quite rich, it’s also retained a polished delicacy. As a Glenmorangie release, there’s an intrinsic, built-in softness and gracefulness, no doubt a result of those towering 26-foot stills. The boldness marries beautifully with the delicacy. It’s brazen, yet sophisticated. This is the most robust and stylish release Glenmo I’ve ever tried.
*我覺得他們選用非常好的雪莉桶, GLENMORANGIE 的味道通常都很精緻和濃郁,但雪莉味給了很多角色,所以當GLENMORANGIE的味道碰上雪莉味行成一個巧妙的組合.這是一款很特別時髦的一款威士忌.