Was enjoying my Nectar D'Or so much last night i forgot to post my notes!
NOSE: Quite big. warm spongecake with lemon/orange drizzle. Just a touch of herbs on second sniffing, followed by a hint of licorice(!) and some white chocolate...
PALATE: lemon. In fact, sherbert lemons...and then something I always get with this dram, more so than with any other Glenmo, except perhaps the old 15(if ,memory serves me - bottle long gone!) and that is a prominent "sweet wood" like sandalwood. I love this touch. Does nobody else get this? I don't see it in y'all's notes! Seemed less oily last night, a dry mouthfeel, but still prominent sweetness - honeyish.
FINISH: The sandalwood effect has turned to a dusting of cinammon. Late surge of spice, even a hint of pepper. The lemon still present,like lemon marmalade. Late melon on the fade.
To me, a very classy dram. I believe Serge calls it a "designer" whisky, but isn't any conscious marrying of spirit/cask/age "designer"? I love it.
I also was lucky to enjoy 3 bottles of Lasanta(almost said "Lasagna"!) before the dreaded sulphur that has been reported by several folks, including Les, who told me his was undrinkable. I loved it as a "sherried" dram where the sherry was very present but never dominating.
Glenmorangie Golden Rum Cask 40%
Malty sweet, and crisp green apples. Then a short burst reminiscent of one of those intense sweet scents from the 90's - I think maybe Chloe Narcisse perfume.
Different from what I expected after that mostly fresh crisp nose, it's all about sweetness, and orange. Then it gets a little dusty and then hints of rum come through.
Short. Delicate rum and spicy.
A very light dram, and the rum is barely there. But I guess it's a good thing for the rum to be integrated with the whisky rather than tasting as if it's bolted on as an afterthought.
Nose A touch of wood and then big on honey and lemon notes, overall fresh and light and sweet, lovely and enticing
Taste Light, fresh, lemon, and then the honey creeps in along with vanilla
Finish More of the same, medium to long, lively
Comment Seems a lot lighter than the old 10, very clean, I like it
Nose Very sweet, I get white chocolate, and then lemon tart or lemon meringue pie, thicker and heavier than the Original (as I'd expect), again very enticing
Taste Initially 'heavy', then sweet, juicy (juicy fruit chewing gum?), touch of melon, white chocolate and pepper
Finish Creamy, also juicy fruits, vanilla and pepper
Comment Wow, this is lovely, the sweetness reminds me of the Glenfiddich Toasted Oak Reserve which Nick sent me a while back and which seemed to evaporate I after opened it. Very very nice, I think I'll add this to my wish list.
Nose Winey, fruity, light, sweet, a touch of pepper, well integrated
Taste Light, fruity, you can taste the port wine, it seems very well integrated into the whisky, spicey, pepper, a touch of bubblegum, somehow seems younger than the Nectar D'Or
Finish More of the same, medium length, a gentle continuation of what seems like well integrated deep flavours, smooooth
Comment This really is good stuff , another one for the wish list
I never got around to ordering the 4-pack sample from Glenmorangie, but I did taste the SMWS 125.15 that I had open at home, here are my notes from last night.
Glenmorangie 13yo ( 56.9%, SMWS, Cask #125.15, June-1995/June-2008 )
Glass: SMWS (did I mention I love this glass!!)
Nose: Hints of vanilla and sweet caramelized oranges with a bit of toffee.
Palate: Nice and sweet, fruity citrus notes, with more oranges and vanilla pudding.
Finish: Long and tasty with toffee, caramel.
Comment: Overall an excellent dram, definitely one for people who prefer the sweeter side of things. I loved it!
Glenmornangie Port Wood Finish 43% OB
N: Malty, grapes, sweet sugar, light port and vanilla
T: Instantly sweet, warms the mouth quickly as it spreads over the tongue, grapes then come with a sweet vanilla oakness
F:Sweet, long medium finish, malty port lingers.
A decent dram, I like this more than the 10 and the port influence is definately there
Nectar D'Or probably my favourite...really excellent dram.
Ad the "new" lasanta much better than the "old " sherry wood...but I've heard nasty sulfurous murmurings about the latest batch!
...and I prefer the "old" 10 to the "new" original.
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